Allergic Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which the bronchial tubes and/or the lungs become inflamed, clogged with thick mucous and breathing becomes increasingly difficult. Many people believe that the problem is the ability to get air into the lungs, in reality it actually becomes impossible to move the old air out, leaving no room for the new, oxygenated air.
In allergy sufferers the histamine reactions caused by irritants and allergens can increase the possibility of causing asthma. The variety of indoor allergens, mostly airborne, is taken into the respiratory system irritating the tender mucous membranes of the airways creating inflammation and asthma.
There is a long list of symptoms of asthma, some are early warning symptoms and others are those of full blown asthmatic attacks. Early warnings include: sleeping problems, dark circles under eyes, itching in the throat, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath, wheezing, sneezing, unproductive cough, breathing changes, moodiness, headaches and intolerance to exercise.

List of Allergic Asthma Treatments:

Zyrtec etc. (Cetirizine)

Cetirizine, which is sold under the trade name, Zyrtec, is a non-sedating second generation antihistamine.  An antihistamine prevents sneezing, wheezing, itching of the nasal passages, and itching of the eyes caused by allergic symptoms.  Continue reading…


Xopenex (Levalbuterol)

Xopenex (Levalbuterol) is a bronchodilator prevents and treats chest tightness, shortness of breath, troubled breathing and wheezing associated with bronchospasm.  It relaxes the muscles in the walls of the airways leading to the lungs.  It allows the airways to expand to allow more air to flow freely in and out of the lungs.  Continue reading…


Combivent etc. (Albuterol; Ipratropium)

Combivent is a combination of bronchodilator drugs, albuterol and ipratropium, that prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, and obstructive breathing caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by relaxing the muscles in the airways to prevent bronchospasm.  Continue reading…


Xolair (Omalizumab)

Omalizumab is a protein resembling a human antibody (proteins that fight infection-causing bacteria and allergy-causing pollens) which is available in an injectable form used for asthma treatment.  Once the antibodies recognize a foreign substance, they attach to receptor cells which then release chemicals that cause an allergic reaction leading to inflammation.  Continue reading…


Marax etc. (Theophylline; Ephedrine; Hydroxyzine HCl)

Marax is a combination of ephedrine sulfate, theophylline, and hydroxyzine HCl.  It widens the airways in the lungs to ease breathing and is used to treat respiratory symptoms associated with the common cold, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis and other respiratory illnesses.  Continue reading…


Vacuum Cleaners (HEPA)

Allergy approved vaccum cleaners are usually made with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air filters that reduce the amount of airborn allergens dispersed during vacuuming.  HEPA filters use activated carbon and zeolite to remove gases, odors, chemicals, toxins and vapors.  There are two basic styles, upright and canister.  Continue reading…


Theo-Dur etc. (Theophylline)

Theophylline is used to relieve and prevent bronchospasm, or narrowing of the airways, in patients who have asthma.  It is also prescribed for prevention of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other lung diseases, controlling wheezing, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing.  Continue reading…


Exercise Aerobics

There are incidents of exercise-induced asthma with more vigorous activities such as running and jogging that expose the airways to larger volumes of dry air.  The best activities for those with asthma are less strenuous activities such as yoga or swimming, or aerobics which develops your breathing and heart capacity.  Continue reading…


Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 3000 years ago and is one of the most widely used healing systems in the world.  The medical technique uses needles inserted at particular point on the body to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang.  Continue reading…


Immunotherapy: Injections (Allergy Shots)

Allergies cannot be cured by medicines.  Allergy medications only offer relief from the symptoms.  To cure allergies, or reduce the symptoms, the patient must undergo desensitization through allergy shots.  This process is called immunotherapy.  Continue reading…


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