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Old aged, suffering from asthmatic problem. Not satisfied with treatment. Alternative solution?

sir my grand father sh. mittu lal suffering from asthmatic problem since last ten years i got treatment for them from DR.sudher mathur since 7-8 years (MD PHYSCIAN) but now a days my grand pa(72 year old) not satisfy from there treatment so please guidance me what will i do for them. pankaj sen 0000
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello Pankaj,

Asthma is caused due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages to an allergen.

Management consists of:

1. Inhaler- provide symptomatic relief by causing broncho-dilation (dilating the smaller airway passages, relieving the obstruction & increasing airflow to lungs)
So, it can be used during an acute attack.

2. Montelukast preparations- used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies & asthma.

3. Antihistamines can also be used to provide symptomatic relief.

4. Protection from exposure to cold, dust or other allergens.

If symptoms still persist, it will be better to consult a Pulmonologist for further management.

Wishing him a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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