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is it possible to stop or control asthma in non- traditional ways?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Limited data: Treatment of asthma has been tried in many ways. Unfortunately, most "non-traditional" treatments have not been large enough or designed well enough to scientifically determine if they are better than placebo. Small studies suggest acupuncture and more vitamin c (fruits) may help. Chiropractic manipulation did not do better than placebo. More studies (well designed) are needed!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes and no: Asthma is not a one size fits all diagnosis.For some it is so mild they just cough with active periods but never wheeze.Some have it so bad they are in the ICU if they are off medicines.SInce there is such variation in the disease, no simple answer is possible.One fact remains. The incidence of sudden death in asthma patients has not changed in decades.Ignoring this disease is one way to get there

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Flovent doesn't help my asthma. What next?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Depends: Maybe your dose needs adjusting or maybe you need another adjunct medicine. See you doctor to discuss your options.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How must I teach my teen self-control?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Example: The best tool we have for teaching is modeling the behavior. If you have modeled it then your teen will see that. If you have modeled poor self control then he/she will model that as well. Understanding the teens point of view and offering other ways to react to situations. You may find that a counselor who does cognitive behavior therapy or dilaectical behavior therapy will also be very valuable.
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What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Cough, wheeze: The 2 most common symptoms are cough and wheezes. These mean he/she may have reactive airways disease (asthma).
A 37-year-old member asked:

What's the gate control theory for pain?

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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Duh!!!: You don't need to know because it will not help you care for yourself. Only if you are writing a research paper. For chronic pain begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release.
A 36-year-old member asked:

18 and just diagnosed as asthma free. Taken off my meds. My breathing is bad but will it get better over time?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It may but asthma can reoccur even after being symptom free for along periods of time. Even though you may not need you medicines at present, i would keep your rescue meds available for any unexpected emergency.

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