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Asthmatic and has allergy from Pollution and Dust

My younger brother is very allergenic to Dust & Pollution... he is also asthmatic... Recently, he is not able to sustain a minute in pollution and he have to use his inhaler. :(
Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Acute attacks can be triggered by many things, including irritants (smoke or strong odors), allergens (dust mites, molds, etc.), exercise , upper respiratory infections, and changes in the weather. The best treatments are to avoid the things that trigger attacks (keep a diary), follow the environmental controls described below, use any preventative treatments that have been prescribed for everyday, and get a flu shot each year.Uncontrolled medical problems, including allergic rhinitis and gastroesophageal reflux can also make asthma worse, and should be treated if also present.You may also be able to prevent asthma attacks if you can predict when your brother is going to have an asthma attack and begin his medications early. You can learn to predict attacks by watching for warning signs, including a drop in peak flows, worsening allergies, runny nose, cough, exposure to a known trigger, etc.
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
Hallo Mr. Prakash,
Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing ,shortness of breath ,chest tightness and coughing. Wheezing and cough are a common symptom caused by known or un known external allergens.
As a preventive measure , stay away from substances that triggers make your asthma worse and what to do when this happens.
With proper self management and medical treatment , most peoples with asthma can lead normal life.
Take sun bath and breathing exercise every day.
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hi,the periodic assessments and ongoing monitoring of asthma are essential to determine if therapy is adequate. Your brother needs to understand how to use a peak flow meter and understand the symptoms and signs of an asthma exacerbation.Regular follow-up visits (at least every six months) are important to maintain asthma control and to reassess medication requirements.If your brother has persistent asthma,he should be given an annual influenza vaccine.
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john's  Response
what is peak meter
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dr naren pandey's  Response

you can undergo a modified skip prick testing and go for sub linguial immunotherapy

this will definitely resolve your  problem

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nihar's  Response
Learning more about asthma triggers can help your brother reduce the chance of having asthma attack.
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Ananth's  Response
Avoiding triggers as much as possible is the best way to prevent asthma attacks (for example, eliminating pollen, dust, and mold from a home.
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