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Remedies For Airway Constriction
Can allergy cause inflammation of neck airways(apart from nasal airways), leading to labored breathing?
Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp
Not too many: I believe there is only one inhalation drug presently on the us market without a prescription. If your asthma is allergy related, there are numerous antihistamines available. As always do not take anything without first talking it over with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?
Can patients with vocal chord dysfunction get some relief from asthma inhalers, particularly blue rescue inhalers?
Can piriton help with non allergic rhinitis where the only symptoms is nasal inflammation and excess need for throat clearing ?
Usually not: But if it dose , then your problem is not non-allergic rhinitis. Nasal antihistamine (azelastine etc) may be helpful. I suspect that you do have an allergic rhinitis given the presence of asthma. Perhaps you need another consultation especially if the non-allergic rhinitis was made based on blood test alone. ...Read more
Is there an alternative medication to open up the lungs and assist with breathing besides puffers and prednisone?
Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more
Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?
No: Bleeding was prevalent among some practitioners in the us in the late 1700's and early 1800's but abandoned.Cupping was often used with respiratory illnesses until the early 1940's. It is still used occasionally by non- physicians. There is no proven medical benefit for either and significant patient injury is an occasional complication. ...Read more
Voice therapy: Voice therapy (and resting one's voice) is the "natural remedy" of choice for vocal cord nodules. Please see http://www.ohniww.org/vocal-nodules-treatment/ Homeopathy may also be very helpful: http://tinyurl.com/zprh34d A quality multivitamin with extra Vit. C, gargling with warm salt water, ginger tea and curcumin may also help, but none of these will work without voice rest/voice therapy. ...Read more
Does the medication Levsin (hyoscyamine) have any use or efficacy in treating tracheal bronchial secretions, and hyper mucus production in palliative care for COOD?
Yes: Commonly used to dry secretions if needed in end of life care. ...Read more
If nasonex (mometasone) doesn't help fix the nasal congestion what are alternative solutions, i suffer from reduced airways resulting from middle turbinate swelling?
Natural Remedies: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more
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