Do you know your Asthma Triggers?

No? Go identify them. You ask why? Simply because you need to know them to cage them..:). Can you ever defeat an invisible trigger? Think about it!

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Asthma Attack Video

Watch how lungs of asthma sufferers differ from those of healthy persons..


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How a grain grinder causes asthma?

Example:
Six year old Ritu suffers from asthma for last one year. She lives in a small Indian village with her parents. Ritu’s family lives a traditional life. Hegrain grindingr mother gets up early in the morning to grind Bajra (Pearl millet) grains using a hand-driven grinder that is fixed beside Ritu’s bed.

Curiosity:
What leads to asthma in Ritu? How is her problem solved?

After consulting with a physician, Ritu’s mother becomes aware that grain dust is acting as a trigger for Ritu’s asthma episodes. She realizes her mistake of grinding grain beside Ritu’s bed. Ritu’s bed is shifted to another room and as a result her asthma condition improves.

Expert Comments:
Grain dust when inhaled can lead to asthma.
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Zovate

Company: Glaxo India Ltd.

Generic Drug: Beclomethasone.

Indication: Dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, vulval pruritis, keloid, lichen simplex and lichen planus.

Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to preparation, pregnancy, lactation and skin tuberculosis.

Dosage & Administration: Local application on affected area. 2-3 times daily.

Special Precautions:

  • To be used for short term only.
  • To be used cautiously near the eyes. Exposure to eye may cause glaucoma.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Dermal atrophy, hypo-pigmentation, and adrenal pituitary suppression.

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Zoflut

Company: Cipla Ltd.

Generic Drug: Fluticasone.

Indication: The allergic and inflammatory manifestations which are responsive to steroid, such as, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, vulval pruritis, keloid, lichen simplex, and lichen planus.

Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to preparation, pregnancy, lactation and skin tuberculosis.

Dosage & Administration: Local application on affected area. 2-3 times daily.

Special Precautions:

  • To be used for short term only.
  • To be used cautiously near the eyes. Exposure to eye may cause glaucoma.

Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Dermal atrophy, hypo-pigmentation, and adrenal pituitary suppression.

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