Asthma Medications Non-Steroid?

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   Posted 5/18/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
 I'm certain I've developed asthma over the past few years. I'm wondering what asmatha treatments there are for asthma that are non-streroid type medications and that work well for an asthma attack?

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   Posted 5/19/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   

I have been wondering about this myself. Do people with moderate asthma need to be on steroids continously? Or can they try non steroid alternatives. Can most people control their symptoms without steroids?
Depending on whether your asthma is continious or intermittent will make a difference in your options. You might want to explain your symptoms and how often you get them. There are rescue inhalers for mild asthma like abuterol, you can take them as needed. I know that singulair is a medicine that does not contain steroids. Some people with really mild asthma can get additional relief from alernative medicine like caffeine and herbs. Good luck.


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   Posted 5/23/2008 2:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Non-steroid Asthma medications:
Short-acting broncho-dilators (Proventil, Xopenex, etc.)
Long-acting broncho-dilators (Salmeterol, Theophylline, etc.)
Leukotriene Inhibitors (Singulair, etc.)
Mast Cell Stabilizers (Sodium Cromolyn ~ Intal)
Antihistamines (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, etc.)
Anti-IgE (Xolair)

Some herbs can reduce asthma symptoms. A Glutathione inhaler may help with asthma as well. A Naturopathic Physician may be more helpful for herbal and/or glutathione treatment.

Allergy avoidance whenever possible can also reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks also.

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   Posted 5/24/2008 1:52 AM (GMT -7)   


 Thanks for the info.

I will be seeing a different allergist (sp) on June 10th and plan to talk over the different medications.

Have a great weekend!


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