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What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

What are some forms of prevention for asthma?

Treat the cause: As most asthma is caused by allergies, the best solution is to treat the allergies, as it is impossible to avoid all allergens. I suggest lda (low dose antigen therapy) or srt (sensitivity removal technique). They are both able to eliminate allergies to foods, chemicals, and inhalants. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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What are the best asthma prevention inhalers for runners?

What are the best asthma prevention inhalers for runners?

Depends: Some runners only need to use their rescue inhaler 20 mins before exercise. Others need to be on preventive inhalers. So it really depends on your type of asthma. ...Read more

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Which one is better for long term asthma prevention, steroid inhaler or oral controlling tablets?

Which one is better for long term asthma prevention, steroid inhaler or oral controlling tablets?

Steroid? Singulair (montelukast)?: Montelukast (singulair), Accolate & zyflo (zileuton) are nonsteroidal tablets that have limited anti-inflammatory effects when compared to inhaled corticosteroids. For mild persistent asthma both types of controller medications are effective. For more severe asthma inhaled steroids work better. You can take both for added effect. Both types of medications treat but neither prevents asthma. ...Read more

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What's the difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

What's the difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

Preventing asthma:: (1) ask your parents not to smoke before your birth (2) be born vaginally (3) have a couple of dogs & cats in the house when you arrive from hospital (4) live on a farm (5) nurse but supplement with milk formula from day 1 (6) when you starting putting everything in your mouth add solid foods - don't wait longer (7) if you develop dust mite allergy start allergy shots right away (7) stay thin. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

What is the main difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

Probably the Same: Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections. Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

What preventions can I use to help decrease asthma attacks in kids aged 7?

Identify triggers: Try to avoid exposure to triggers. These may be weather change or change in levels of humidity, air pollution, smoke, dust, etc or to common respiratory viruses or emotional or stressful situations. It's important to classify the type of asthma and to treat accordingly. Most of the time a child with frequent attacks needs chronic treatmwnt with iinhaled steroids and bronchodilators. ...Read more

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I have seasonal and excercise .Induced asthma do I need to take prevention inhalers every day i need 4-5 puffs a day in spring?

I have seasonal and excercise  .Induced asthma do I need to take prevention inhalers  every day i need 4-5 puffs a day in spring?

Definitely!!!: You need to be taking your controller medication every single day! use your rescue inhaler only as needed.Since you mentioned exercise induce asthma, then you need to take your rescue inhaler 15 minutes before exercise or any physical activities that triggers your asthma. Encourage follow up with your physician. ...Read more