Asthma - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Experts in asthma

Dr Anur Guhan

Dr Anur Guhan

Pneumologist

Newcastle upon Tyne

Pramod Nair

Pramod Nair

Paediatrician

Milton Keynes

Tobias Odenwald

Tobias Odenwald

Paediatrician

Ranjan Suri

Ranjan Suri

Paediatrician

London

A David Blainey

A David Blainey

Pneumologist

Chelmsford

A E El-Trafi

A E El-Trafi

Internist, Geriatrician

Barnsley

Questions about Asthma

Our experts have answered 4 questions about Asthma

I've had asthma since I was 15...

I've had asthma since I was 15 and the only treatment I've had has been symbicort and montelukast. My question is if there is any other treatment available which doesn't contain corticoids?

Dr. Nabil Jarad
Dr. Nabil Jarad Pneumologist Bristol
Inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay of asthma management. The issue here is to keep their use to the minimal and to further reduce any need for oral steroids

Long acting bronchodilators such as tiotropium improves asthma control. Selected patients may benefit from injection of biological agents such as omalizumab and mepolizumab.

However on the whole, symbicort is a safe inhalers. If it controls your asthma, I would recommend staying on it. You can increase and decrease the dose according to your symptoms and the results of your serial peak flow reading.

Good luck
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Can asthma start in adults?

Can asthma start in adults?

Dr. Murtuza Asif Khan
Dr. Murtuza Asif Khan Allergist, Paediatrician, Pneumologist Harrow
Yes asthma can start at any age. Most commonly however it starts in childhood.
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Does asthma cure itself with h...

Does asthma cure itself with homeopathy?

The sensitization of the body to asthma triggers is a complex subject but almost certainly there is a genetic element as well as an element that can be helped by looking at your environment. For example, common triggers include things we can avoid - such as dust mites, mould or pet fur - as well as things we can't, such as pollution.
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What professionals treat Asthma?

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