A surprising new ingredient could turn out to be the next revolutionary asthma treatment – dust mite droppings! The tiny creatures found in carpets, soft furnishings and bedding are one of the most common causes of asthma, as their droppings contain a protein which enables the immune system to emit the chemical histamine – this results in asthma attacks. A Danish company is close to finding a cure which could turn asthma treatments on their heads, with a breakthrough pill which works as an immune-therapy treatment. Through exposing the individual to a small dose of this harmful protein regularly, the body stops treating it as a threat, thus limiting the risk of it triggering an attack.
The early studies into this drug have proven to be successful – patients who took the pill over a period of time were able to significantly reduce their need for inhalers. Dust is a common trigger for asthma patients but with these trials proving to be so successful, asthmatic attacks could potentially be a thing of the past. Often, people can find using inhalers effectively a struggle which can sometimes mean they don’t receive the correct medication for their condition. This tablet is a melt in the mouth treatment, which means that the right dosage will be issued.
There are some significant ways you can help reduce your risk of an asthma attack – try washing your clothes on a hot wash, for example, to remove dust efficiently. You could also try using a dehumidifier to make the air drier – this makes it more difficult for dust mites to survive, which will help reduce your risk of an attack. Small changes such as these can help you avoid triggering an attack. In the meantime, further studies are taking place which may offer new hope for sufferers of this condition.