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Cure For Asthma?  
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Hey everyone,

Everyone has been saying that there's no cure for asthma, you can only prevent it. Is there really no cure?

Cheers,

alvin


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User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1369 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.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

I'm very worried. My dad has some pretty bad asthma and needs the spray everywhere he goes and he can't afford to have a cough. When the cough comes he needs the machine to help breathing.

Thanks,

alvin  Sad



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User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1363 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.


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1356 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.


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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1350 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.


User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1344 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.  Big thumbs up (In order to keep me from becoming asthmatic...)

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2443 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1342 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:

http://www.merck.com/product/usa/singulair/cns/home.html

Rojo



User currently offlineUsa_boeing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1338 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.


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1328 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.

Take Care and be healthy,

alvin



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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

glad someone also know abt S1ingulair. maybe some ppl at elder age uses higher dosage.

User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1316 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.
Bill



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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2443 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Airbus Lover:

Singulair works for people from 2 years old to adults. For children it is a chewing pill with a raspberry flavor, for adults it is a normal pill that you swallow.

Singulair 4Mg (For children)
Singulair 5Mg
Singulair 10Mg


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

Thanks for the responses but doctors tried every possible drug on him and some worked better than the other.

Thanks a lot mates!



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User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Another thing you guys can try is getting a Chihuahua dog. These types of dogs are good with asthma. Don't ask me why but my cousin got one and as far as I know, she hasn't had an attack in years.

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