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Bama_Peach t1_iuefc0t wrote

My dad is almost 70 and suffered from asthma as a child. He’s told me about the treatments that existed for asthma back in the late 50’s/early 60’s. It was rough…


afellowchucker t1_iueley9 wrote

I’m 40 and even some of the advice in the 80s was goofy. I had really bad allergy induced asthma as a kid. I had an albuterol inhaler but my doctor told my parents to not let me use it often and that I should tough it out and play the trumpet to strengthen my lungs. Now I hear from doctors that not treating an attack can lead to scar tissue in your lungs and that you should take your rescue inhaler whenever you need it. I just cringe wondering what my poor lungs might look like


Crafty_Tangerine5511 t1_iuehrsy wrote

I had it as a small child in the 60’s. The only treatment for an attack was a shot of epinephrine/adrenaline in the butt. Seriously. Ever seen a five-year-old on adrenaline? My poor mom.


xJellyfishBrainx t1_iuf2zfm wrote

My mom has the same horror stories. She was in German hospitals in the late 50s/early 60s. Another treatment was high doses of benzos and the like.