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Is There an Asthma Cure?

Currently, there is no asthma cure.

With proper diet, medications, and lifestyle changes, many find asthma to be a manageable disorder. Still, scientists and researchers look for an asthma cure and are exploring other alternative therapies.

Across the globe, there are numerous interesting claims of an asthma cure, especially in areas where traditional healthcare is scarce. These are not supported or recommended by the medical community, and you should always consult your physician before trying any new treatment or medication.

  • Salt rooms, which are spas with walls covered in salt, are popular in Europe to treat asthma. Although not an asthma cure or studied by the American Asthma Foundation, many people believe in their therapeutic effects.
  • A study by the University of Basel in Switzerland showed a "statistically significant inverse association with asthma" in those who drink raw, unpasteurized milk.
  • Thousands of people in India believe eating a live murrell fish stuffed with herbs can cure asthma. The treatment has not been clinically verified.
  • In Pakistan, a special variety of mango, called "Damdama," is believed to be an asthma cure, but the fruit, grown in Rahim Yar Khan, has not been clinically tested against those claims.

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Written by: Brian Krans

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the care and information received from your health care provider. Please consult a health care professional with any health concerns you may have.
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