A vaccine which points to constant safeguarding against asthma and allergic reactions set off by allergens such as dust and pet hair. Different from immunotherapy which targets to lessen patients sensitivity by continual exposure to minimal doses of allergen over a length of time, this vaccine does not require injections of allergens.
Three quarter of persons that have asthma diagnosed allergy which usually sets off asthma symptoms and influence their lives. Researchers are elated about this possible new vaccine that will make an actual change for persons with asthma and allergies, particularly since clinical trails have demonstrated the vaccine has almost no side effects.
Even though the outcome looks extremely hopeful, more favorable trails need to be conducted in larger patient groups. The vaccine needs to yet be determined as to which persons would benefit more from it, before licensing and availability to asthma patients.
There are current drug treatments to manage acute attacks and routine maintenance. However, as in many medications available today they do come with their share of side effects.
Beta – adienergic drugs such as Primatene mist and Ventolin. The side effects included increased heart rate, nervousness and headaches.
Theophylline such as Theo-Dur has side effects not limited to insomnia, vomiting, nausea and in severe cases can cause seizures.
Corticosteroids such as Amzacort if prolonged use can cause retardation in children, GI bleeding and hunger.
Many persons use alternative therapies for relief of their asthma and allergies symptoms. These therapies may include the following but are not limited to those listed.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Dependent upon the factors which had caused the asthma is the treatment based. There are many types of herbal treatments in Chinese medicine. One type is Asmatrol. Some of the herbs used in the treatment are cinnamon twigs, mustard seed, dry ginger and Magnolia bark.
Acupuncture points also vary depending upon the type of asthma. For cold asthma the main points Feishu UB 13, Lieque LU 7, Fengmen UB 12, Tanzhong REN 17, and Chize LU 5.
Clinical trails have substantiated the use of spinal manipulations has shown great improvement in asthma symptoms. It also is possible that chiropractic treatment can have long lasting effects on patients with asthma.
Homeopathic medicine employes the uses of herbs. Remedies are prescribed by symptoms and not conditions. One form of illness can react differently to another individual. Remedies may include such things as honey, lemon juice and fennel.
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