Asthma - Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist should I consult if I have Asthma?

You should consult a General Physician or Respiratory Care Physician who also are called Pulmonologists.

2. Is there a cure for asthma?

Asthma can be controlled effectively by medicines especially inhalers. These are safe to use and have minimum side effects, if any. Asthma cannot be eradicated from its roots as this is more of a hypersensitivity response of the body to certain allergens. One should accept the disease and learn to prevent an acute attack.

3. Does it run in the family?

Yes, there are documented cases where heredity also is one of the factors causing asthma.

4. Will I get it if I get repeated attacks of cold?

Contrary to popular belief, asthma has nothing to do with common cold. Asthmatic attacks can occur in spring when the pollen count is high. High pollen count can also cause sneezing and running nose.

5. Will traditional medicine cure me of asthma?

Traditional medicine has always been used to treat asthma and fish medicine is one such medicine. Its effect is still being studied. There are no scientific studies to prove the claim made by the practitioners.

6. Will I get asthma if I am allergic to dust?

Maybe. This is one of the predisposing causes for asthma.

7. Is it true that inhalers should not be used by asthmatics because they are addictive?

Inhalers are very important in the treatment of asthma. They are not addictive.

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Asthma symptoms are less severe and you will eventually learn how to live with them. A good asthma attack is when this gets out of hand, your own coughing violently, cant inhale and the last two individuals I saw come with an asthma attack were upon on the floor clutching in their throat and chest.

aishkarjay

Hi,
My son is 16 months old he has allergic Asthama, I have to take him to Dr on regular basis, specially in last winter. He was nebulized on regular basis in winter.
I live in Ajmer.
Vijay Kumar

azzie

I have heard that linseed oil paint in the home is something that will help in preventing asthma attacks as it contains no chemicals,does anyone know if this is true

redmike

hi i have asthma it was thought to be copd i dont smoke i get emotional at times it has be playing up with chest infection i get stessed too im glad its not copd for that could be worse i died came back doctors fought to save me in laganvalley hospital in lisburn ty to them there work was great i feel better than i was a blessing

AlmazTaylor

Another consideration is the humidity level in the home, which can be measured using a hygrometer. A dry atmosphere has health concerns and it is a humidifier that is used to add moisture to the air in the home. A humidifier can be either for the whole house or a small humidifier ideal for a room.

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