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asthma, how is it treated nowadays?

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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
28 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Asthma treatment: There are different kinds of inhalers. A preventive inhaler needs to be taken on a daily basis in some patients with asthma. It keeps the inflammation down in the lungs. A rescue inhaler is taken on an as needed basis for symptom relief. Treatment is individual-based.
Answered on Jul 11, 2015
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many angles: Avoidance of asthma triggers would be no. 1. (molds, cockroaches, pets, dust mites etc). Medication is number two and that includes inhaled steroid, inhaled long-acting bronchodilator, leukotriene modifiers, xolair anti-cholinergic... Etc depending on one' response. Finally allergy shots for allergic asthma can provide prolonged benefits even after the treatment (4-5 yrs) has been discontinued.
Answered on Dec 20, 2013
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