I was diagnosed with asthma in 1984. I was offered Ventolin and nothing else at that stage, however having spent several periods in A&E or with the paramedics over the next three years and having to endure the IV steroids (Ahhhhhhh), I decided to try to find a way to manage my asthma. Whilst searching many differing solutions I went to see a homeopath, who informed me of the background steroid level and myriad of anti-biotics in meat, and therefore by default, dairy products....which often seem attributed as a trigger, so I very reluctantly gave them all up. Having been a vegetarian now since 1987 I can now say I have no regrets; not eating meat no longer bothers me and the reintroduction of organic skimmed milk into my diet has not had any detrimental effect that I know of. I have been very fortunate to avoid any IV steroids or visits to the A&E since 1987 but Iâ€™m not so pig headed as to flout the advances that medicine can offer. I have embraced the â€˜Flu jab each winter and had the pneumonia jab 3 years ago. I do get coughs during very cold weather, but have found that a warm bean collar inside a scarf prevents me from breathing in cold air and the cough certainly benefits from it. I have a steroid inhaler which I have only just begun to use â€“ at my doctorâ€™s insistence â€¦â€¦not because I think I need to, but because it appears to part of the official management process. Has anyone else found natural ways that seem to work in managing their asthma????