Question by Bryan: How was asthma treated before inhalers were invented?
How was asthma treated before inhalers were invented?
Answer by Boomn4x4
Up until about the 1930’s and 40’s asthma was considered a psychological condition. It was beleived it was caused by stress and depression, the asthma attack was thought to be the same as a panic attack.
Terment usually involved what were called “talking cures”. A person suffering from asthma would be expected to lie down, relax, and slowly talk themselves through the attack, basically relaxtion techniques. Those with enough money would seek psychiatric treatment from a psychologist to help.
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