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Do inhalers cure asthma?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Bellak
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unfortunately, the is no cure for asthma.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that may "flare" depending upon an individual's triggers. Studies performed with disease "controllers" (oral leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids) to see if "cure" or prevention are possible. Unfortunately, any gains that are obtained while on those medications are lost when stopped.

In brief: No

Unfortunately, the is no cure for asthma.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that may "flare" depending upon an individual's triggers. Studies performed with disease "controllers" (oral leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids) to see if "cure" or prevention are possible. Unfortunately, any gains that are obtained while on those medications are lost when stopped.
Dr. Jason Bellak
Dr. Jason Bellak
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Inhalers do not cure asthma but most patients can be rendered symptom-free with medication therapy.

In brief: No

Inhalers do not cure asthma but most patients can be rendered symptom-free with medication therapy.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Jacob Mirman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Inhalers only reduce asthma symptoms.
To cure asthma, which is possible in some people, you need one of the alternative/complementary modalities, like homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, etc. My approach to asthma is like that to many other autoimmune diseases: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html.

In brief: No

Inhalers only reduce asthma symptoms.
To cure asthma, which is possible in some people, you need one of the alternative/complementary modalities, like homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, etc. My approach to asthma is like that to many other autoimmune diseases: http://bookonhealing.Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases.Html.
Dr. Jacob Mirman
Dr. Jacob Mirman
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Not really

An asthma patient has episodes of bronchoconstriction (airways tighten up) plus swelling of the airways & increased mucus.
Inhalers like albuterol relax & open up airways; inhalers like Flovent (steroid) prevent or decrease swelling & mucus. Many children outgrow their asthma, so are almost "cured" but may get an episode years later. Homeopathy, supplements, acupuncture, etc... Do not help asthma.

In brief: Not really

An asthma patient has episodes of bronchoconstriction (airways tighten up) plus swelling of the airways & increased mucus.
Inhalers like albuterol relax & open up airways; inhalers like Flovent (steroid) prevent or decrease swelling & mucus. Many children outgrow their asthma, so are almost "cured" but may get an episode years later. Homeopathy, supplements, acupuncture, etc... Do not help asthma.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: No

They treat symptoms (shortness of breath and chest tightness) but do not cure the disease.

In brief: No

They treat symptoms (shortness of breath and chest tightness) but do not cure the disease.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine

In brief: No

They control the symptoms not cure the disease.
Asthma is an allergy, an inflammatory process in the lungs. Avoid the allergens and treat or manage the symptoms.

In brief: No

They control the symptoms not cure the disease.
Asthma is an allergy, an inflammatory process in the lungs. Avoid the allergens and treat or manage the symptoms.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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