Scranton, PA
A 27-year-old male asked:

Should i take advair 100/50 for mild/moderate asthma or should i try fix my lungs naturally? i'm afraid of some of the side effects i've read.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Asthma is Serious: You should follow the discretion of your doctor, especially if you trust him or her. There are absolutely no proven natural remedies for asthma.
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Dr. Robert Silge
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Define "naturally": I agree there is no proven natural remedy if you're talking about herbal supplements, etc. Now, if you have allergic asthma, immunotherapy is shown to improve asthma control. This is a long-term process by which your immune system is changed with regular injections of allergen extract (also referred to as allergy shots). Some would consider that more natural.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Agree with Dr. Silge. Asthma treatment includes avoiding triggers (as possible), medications (quick relief and daily controller if persistent) and allergy injections if allergic trigger identified.
Sep 27, 2013
Last updated Jan 30, 2015


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