The Best Home Remedy for an Asthma Attack

Kenneth Knowles, MD
Medically reviewed by Kenneth Knowles, MDFebruary 14th, 2020

If you’re one of the roughly 25 million people who have been diagnosed with asthma, it’s only natural that you’d want to seek out home remedies to help you manage your condition on your own. This respiratory illness can interfere with daily activities and there is no cure known. So what’s a sufferer to do?

If you do a quick internet search for ways to treat your asthma on your own, you’ll find no shortage of solutions for sale. Some may help slightly, others are little more than snake oil remedies. Because asthma can be a very serious, life-threatening illness, it’s really best to seek qualified medical help rather than attempting to handle your condition on your own.

Home Remedies

While none of these options can cure your asthma, some sufferers report that they may help alongside manage your condition when used in conjunction with the medications your doctor prescribes. The science is still out, and some herbal solutions may actually lower the effectiveness of your prescribed medications, so be sure to talk to your doctor before trying any new method of treatment, including the following:

  • Herbs such as echinacea, ginger, turmeric and garlic
  • Over the counter (OTC) supplements and vitamins such as probiotics, vitamin C, zinc and magnesium
  • Homeopathic treatments like aconite, kali-carb, pulsatilla or blatta orientalis
  • Acupuncture or chiropractic therapies
  • Stress-lowering therapies such as deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation

Even if you incorporate these therapies into your treatment, if you’re dealing with frequent or severe attacks, check in with a medical professional for advice and care.

The Only Proven Way to Treat Asthma at Home

If your asthma has been flaring up, just walking out your door could trigger an attack. This is because environmental triggers such as allergens or pollution can be unavoidable. So it’s only sensible to seek a form of treatment that doesn’t require you to leave the house.

Of course, there is one home treatment that has been proven to help control your asthma symptoms and provide relief for breathing troubles.

The medical house call is making a comeback in modern day life, and could make all the difference for those who find it difficult to seek treatment in a normal clinical setting.

Get your medical treatment delivered from DispatchHealth and you’ll find a wealth of benefits. There’s no germy waiting room — you can relax in the comfort of your own home or office. Wait times are shorter, and time spent with your clinician is longer, so you get ER-level care from the comfort of home. And the cost is significantly less too, plus they accept all major health insurance plans, including Medicare.

So what can DispatchHealth do for you when your asthma is flaring up? They can start by listening to your lungs and using a peak flow meter to measure how well air moves out of your lungs. Then they can administer breathing treatments, and offer both immediate or long-acting medications such as inhalers or nebulizers. They’re also ready and able to answer your questions, help you understand your condition and recommend preventative measures as appropriate.

Best of all, they can help you get back to life quickly, with convenient care from emergency care providers who will work around your schedule and lifestyle.


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