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Triggering factors for asthma, diet advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   can you tell what to eat if suffering from asthma
Doctor :   Yes sure
User :   because inhalers are effective for 24 hrs only..after that same problem occurs
Doctor :   Patient need to avoid cold food and anything that he or she is allergic to
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   May I know if it is for you?
User :   it is for my mother
Doctor :   ok
User :   she has consulter many doctors...taking many medicines..but no cure...
Doctor :   May I know a few more things to suggest her better?
User :   like
Doctor :   How long is she suffering from Asthma?
Doctor :   Is it allergic or seasonal or continuous throughout the year?
User :   from past few years .... 4-5 years...she was fine in between..but sometimes suddenly it becomes more
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is she on regular medications?
User :   she did her blood test...and they told that there is allergy...
Doctor :   ok
User :   ya she takes inhaler and Some medicine L montine...i dont remember the name now
Doctor :   It is fine
Doctor :   She needs to stay away from cold food like refrigerated food, cold drinks, ice creams
Doctor :   If it is allergic asthma, then she needs to stay away from the allergen like dust, pollen etc
Doctor :   There is no specific diet that needs to be followed in Asthmatics
User :   but she doesnt eat anything cold...
User :   but tell me is taking inhaler really harmful
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   If the condition of your is responding to the inhaler, then there is no harm in taking it
User :   ok
Doctor :   Only thing is that it is not to be overused in case of no symptoms
User :   but daily once she can use it?
Doctor :   Yes, she can use it
Doctor :   But depending on her symptoms also
User :   can you tell me is ther any medication that can be used at home..any fruits...anyting specific
Doctor :   If she does not feel difficulty in breathing,then she need not take it everyday
Doctor :   Nothing specific as such
Doctor :   Do avoid cold fruit juices, banana
Doctor :   It depends on individual person
Doctor :   And their individual allergies
User :   ok..thanks Doctor.. the only problem is she gets too much worried..and I think even that is one of the cause
Doctor :   Definitely
Doctor :   Worry is one of the trigger factors for Asthma
Doctor :   She needs to be relaxed
Doctor :   You can suggest her good deep breathing exercises everyday
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   no ... thanks so much for your time and advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Wishing your mother and you a good health
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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