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What can be done to prevent and/or treat asthma without the use of medications?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Allergy shots: If your asthma is related to allergies, see an allergist, get tested and see if you are a good candidate for allergy shots, you may be able to wean yourself off medications, depending on the severity of your asthma. Allergy shots do not contain medications.
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Difficult: removing as many of the "tirggers" that cause your attacks is one way. Removing rugs and carpets. enclosing mattresses in a vinyl cover (dust mites) and avoiding very cold or very hot temperatures can also improve your condition. It is difficult to completely avoid medications in asthma especially rescue inhalers. Good Luck.

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