Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


What treatment did you receive for Acute Respiratory Distress? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Walt, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: April 13

In 1997 I was in an accident. To make a long story short. I came down with ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome). I was 21 at the time, and the doctors told my parents I had a 30 percent chance of making it. Everything they tried was not working. They told my family there was a new treatment from the UK that was in trials and I should try it. So I was put on a double blind test of it. I either got saline solution or the actual medicine. Two days later I was better and getting my tracheostomy removed and sewn up. I like to think I got the medicine.

Comment from: sonia, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 17

My daughter was treated for thyroid problems but the doctor stopped medicine for thyroid and started her on steroids. She lost her immunity and suffered and developed acute respiratory distress (ARDS) with difficult breathing. She was admitted in hospital and she was given antibiotic but she did not recover and finally expired 25 days after admission. We spent more than 20 lakhs of rupees, but of no use. Her small children are without their mother.


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