Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1672 times:
Alvin, I don't believe there's a cure. A cousin of mine just died from an asthma attack, because she didn't have her spray handy. My uncle also died from it in the 60's on the way to the hospital to get a shot while having an asthma attack.
NJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1666 times:
No, cureable not yet. With proper controlling medication, Asthma can have a negligable impact on the lives of those who suffer from it. With Albuterol / Ventolin and Flovent inhalers, I live a normal unaffected life. So many others are far less fortunate, having much more severe conditions which require regular use of a nebulizer and possibly oxygen.
I don't believe Asthma is always preventable either.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1659 times:
I had Asthma as a child. I had terrible attacks. They were always in the middle of the night. I'd wake up unable to breathe and gasping desperately for air. My parents would wake up and rush in my room. They'd get me out of bed, calm me down and usually my pathways would clear enough to breathe comfortably in a few minutes. Frightening for all involved. From my understanding, there is no prevention, nor cure. My asthma was allergy related and I eventually 'grew out of it'. I just stopped having attacks at around 10 years old.
Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1653 times:
when i was a kid, i had an asthma attack and always needed my Pulmicort. Until when i was 11, this new English medicine came out so my doctor just grabbed some for me to try. it worked! and ever since, I have improved significantly. It is not a cure but to protect your lungs... it is called Singulair.
It is a montelukast sodium. try searching Yahoo! and you get tons of info on it. but dono if it works for adult, sorry to hear that mr. BA. Mr. BA, some of my elderly Chinese relatives, recommended that to try crocodile's flesh for ppl with asthma. Dono if it works but u might wanna find out abt it.
Victech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
My mother has asthma...sadly, it is only a disease that can be managed, not cured. It does have one advantage: my allergies are so severe that my allergist has forbidden me from doing any yard work or painting work. (In order to keep me from becoming asthmatic...)
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2505 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
I use the Montelukast sodium, the drug is called "Singulair" in most parts of the world. Although I'm not asthmatic, I have "alergic renitis" which makes it difficult to breath when you are exposed to things you are alergic to. Singulair is a pill that you take once daily and it opens your lungs and prevents asthma attacks. Montelukast sodium was discovered in the MRL laboratories of Merck (MSD) located in Great Britain.
I discovered Singulair when I started working for Merck & Co. the owner of the patent and the manufacturer and distributor of the drug. First I didn´t want to change from Claritin D to Singulair, because my doctor didn't know Singulair, but I went to another doctor, he prescribed me Singulair and it worked really well.
Anyway, if you want to know more about Singulair, try talking with your doctor, he will evaluate your condition and give you the best advice. You can also find more on our global website:
Usa_boeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1641 times:
I have asthma and it really doesn't affect me at all. It only acts up when I have a cold or bad allergies. I have flovent and albuterol, but I only take it when needed. Yesterday, to be cautious, they made me take my inhalers before they put me out to take my wisdom teeth out. My jaw is still huge...oh well.
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1631 times:
Thanks guys very much for all the imput. Appreciate. My dad has quite serious asthma and is especially very dangerous when he's caught he a cold or cough. Serious enough, he's sent to hospital last night. Thanks again for all the suggestions, I will definately try them out.
TNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
Alvin, however much you love your dad, don't try and solve this by yourself! Talk to the doctors at the hospital, and to your dad's doctor, and get proper medical advice. It may be that there could be complications or other factors. I know you are very worried, and if you still want to do something more, see a reliable naturopath, some of them can be extremely helpful.
But get professional advice, and good luck.