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Tagged With "Asthma Medicines"

Tagged With "Asthma Medicines"

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    Hi @Venkata Aspari , Welcome to AAFA's support community. It is important for all family members to be vaccinated so as not to bring flu into the home and potentially cause those with asthma to get sick. The flu can be accompanied by other illnesses, such as pneumonia, so even if someone is vaccinated, they could still get sick from others in their house who have the flu/other contagious illnesses. If everyone in the home is vaccinated, there is less risk of bringing other illnesses into the...
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    Thank you for the welcome and the response. I understand that flu vaccine protects. My question was: if the asthmatic person gets the shot then he/she is protected. How will the vaccination status of others in the family affect the asthmatic? But Jen did answer saying there are other flu-related illnesses like pneumonia which could be passed on even if flu itself could be avoided.
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    Yes, Jen's exactly right. Plus, the Centers for Disease Control says this about who should get the flu shot: My DH isn't a fan of shots, but he gets his shot every year to help protect me and our daughter -- side benefit is that he hasn't gotten the flu himself since he started getting an annual flu shot. Could you talk to your doctor about what your doctor's recommendation is for flu shots when it comes to your particular family? Your doctor will know your situation best.
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    Salt Rooms are very beneficial and while MDs in the USA are not interested in them (they have enough on their plate) people who want true respiratory relief and less need of medication should be proactive and do their own homework. With google it isn't hard.
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    @Maxmakc , what does your allergist or asthma specialist recommend about salt therapy? Is it part of a complementary medicine treatment plan? AAFA has a great blog post talking about the differences between complementary medicine and alternative medicine . Glad the salt therapy works for you. I guess there's no one-size-fits-all for everyone who suffers from asthma.
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    Sadly, my daughter's allergist is not at all interested in learning about Salt Room Therapy. We discovered it through a friend and researched it carefully. It has trasformed a severly asthmatic child on lots of meds to a very mild case needing very little medication (who even runs cross-country now). I understand a doctor's hesitation to learn something new, but to scare people away from it is just plain bad doctoring...
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    Maxmakc, that's great that salt room therapy has helped your daughter so much! And congrats to her being able to run cross-country now! I recently started biking and am learning how critical it is to have my asthma controlled. One of the hesitations that many doctors have about salt therapy is that it has not been well studied in a scientific way. There are lots of anecdotal stories of how it helping people. But there is also the potential of it irritating the airways. Since there are no...
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    Yes the chance of irritation is present, but that 'irritation' is a productive kind, as mucus is being discharged from the airways it blocks. The Russian doctors are believers in medicine and say that sometimes medicine may initially need to be increased to calm the increased cough, as we experienced with our daughter. But beyond that it did not occur and her meds were much less needed. Interesting how this natural therapy is so scary to MDs, but the inhalers which have huge potential...
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    I would just like to say I have been diagnosed with asthma along with copd and early stage emphysema.... I have never smoked but have lived with smokers during my childhood... their smoking has condemned me to a certain outcome of death... i have gotten bronchitis every year for the past 35 years, walking pneumonia and whooping cough..... pollen aggravates my allergies and I have not slept more then 4 to 5 hours a night because of the coughing for the past 5 years..why do i have to pay the...
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    Hugs, Msshale68! It sounds like you have definitely had a frustrating time. Have you checked out AAFA's blog post about What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medications ? You may be eligible for other help as well - AAFA has a list of other patient assistance programs, . Could you talk to your doctor about both the trouble you're having affording medications? You could also talk about whether it would be right for your particular health situation to do a trial of the salt therapy to...
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    Most Salt Rooms offer greatly reduced costs when purchasing multiple sessions, which chronic sufferers really need. I don't believe in those cheap salt inhalers - there are no studies to support their effectiveness. Some very minor, short-term relief might be possible, but most chronic sufferers won't be helped by them. A certain saturation of tiny salt particles is necessary and it simply is not present with those cheap inhalers.
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    Unfortunately, there is no incentive for properly conducted trials of salt therapy ... or any other non-conventional therapy ... for asthma. There is too much money at stake for big pharma! Being a breathing disorder, if you can't breathe, then you are in big trouble and the drug companies know that! When an Advair Diskus or similar sells for $400, something is very wrong! With my health insurance, I have access to regular medications, but with all the potential side effects of those...
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    A sign of the times? ... I don't know if anyone else has observed any kind of trend locally, but I recently learned that my pulmonologist had closed his practice. I was visiting my regular doctor (whose office is on the same floor of the same building as my pulmo doc) and there was a letter taped to the glass door - the practice was closed with no forwarding address. When I asked my regular doctor what happened, he said that with the modern medications available for asthma, COPD, etc.,...
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    This line is the article..."Patients should also know that inhaling concentrated salts (hypertonic saline) has been proven to irritate the airways, causing cough and mucus, which can make asthma worse for some people." Yes, because hypertonic saline is used to induce a reaction for testing. That is a known. The water is what makes that happen. However, that does not happen to that degree with dry salt therapy. It may make your throat tickle, and cause you to cough up more mucus, but that is...
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    I like this question because I was not strong in this area for years. Water is so important but every time I drank it I was reminded of my childhood and how it was used to induce vomiting to bring up unpleasant fluids. Thus I detested water- Ok truth be told I hated it! It's not until I got married and watched my husband and step-son consume water like they were in a desert. They noticed the reverse with me and said that's not good--you need to flush your kidneys So I started a journey and I...
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    WWe are most grateful for this article! My lungs do not know the difference between "essential"oils and other fragrances AKA chemicals. Please consider using the standard that NO smell is the good smell...we need to breathe unadulterated air! Rid our environment from chemical odors found in personal products, detergents/fabric softener, plug-ins, household cleaners and the like. Additionally, our children will benefit from a clean air environment!
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    Hi, JJTRE and welcome! I'm like you -- essential oils and scents can really trigger my asthma. We have a conversation going about how to deal with irritants that you might want to join in.
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    What a lovely and wonderful way to celebrate Austin's life! My heart breaks for this family, but I am so amazed at how they have given Austin's life meaning. From one mother to another, thank you for turning your grief into action!
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    To all the Asthma sufferers, remember, if you intend to plant a tree in honour of the Asthma sufferer like Austin, plant a 'female' tree. Why? Because we are planting, male clonal, pollen producing, Asthma causing, native or non-native trees. Your "2018 Walk for Asthma Awareness", is again a great undertaking and to al participants, 'my hat goes of''. Support your AAFA, Asthma awareness. "Together we are stronger".
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    I pray for the family and for all those suffering with allergies and asthma. It is difficult to live with every day. It is difficult to watch and care for someone living with it. I wish I could snap my fingers and cure us all. But, education and awareness does save lives and help. Planting (female, allergy-friendly trees) helps. And research helps. I am so sorry to the family of Austin and the community, you are in our prayers.
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    I'm so sorry about your son leaving us. I to don't get relief from inhalers. I do need to comment on all those balloon releases, its really bad for our bird friends and causes a lot of pollution and danger to our wildlife.
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    What an incredible way to honor your beautiful son's life. Meredith, I am so inspired by your courage and strength to use this tragedy to bring awareness to others. You are one amazing mom. Thank you for sharing Austin's story, and yours. Blessings to your family as you work to protect the lives of other children with asthma in his honor.
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    Thank you for sharing Austin's story. Meredith, you are an inspiration. What an amazing way to create a legacy for your son. I am confident that with your strength, spirit and desire to help others, the MyHope4Austin Organization will have a far-reaching impact as it continues to grow. Many hugs and blessings to you and your family, Meredith!
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    Meredith, The MyHope4Austin organization is a wonderful way to honor your son’s kind and generous heart. Thank you for sharing your family’s story with us and for your work to increase asthma awareness and education in the community. Gratefully, Brenda
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    Meredith, you are truly an amazing mother. The MyHope4Austin Organization will not only keep the legacy of your son alive but it will also help others who have asthma. Having a loved one transition to heaven isn’t easy and it takes a champion and a loving, caring, kind, unselfish spirit like yours to turn emotions into something positive, educational and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing your story. You and your family are always in my prayers.
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    Dear Meredith, Thank you for so very much for sharing your son's story. My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful son and for turning his tragic loss into something positive that will help others living with asthma. Those of us with children who have asthma thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Warmly, Lynda
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    I lost my 40 year old son last week, a husband, father to three young sons, brother! And very loved son. Last year at this time he was hospitalized and intubated to help him breath. When he started suffering very bad symptoms last weekend he was reluctant to go to the hospital for fear they would intubate him. By the time he realized how serious it was he collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest. I am so broken and angry that he waited so long to try to get help. It is very hard to function.
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