Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Albuquerque NM

Sometimes asthma is triggered by substances the child is allergic to, so one of the most important things you can do is figure out what they are and keep your child’s environment as free of them as possible. Read on for more details on treating asthma.

Gary Ken Iwamoto
(505) 272-3840
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Lea Davies
(505) 272-0236
3rd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Kenneth Robt Casey, MD
(206) 223-2312
2211 Lomas Boulevard North East 5th Floor,
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1974

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Loren Matthew Glasser, MD
201 Cedar St SE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Texas Childrens Hospital, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Sleep Disorders Ctr Of Houston

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Elizabeth Perkett
(505) 272-0236
3rd Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pediatric Pulmonology

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Michelle Harkins
(505) 272-3840
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Helen Katrina Busby, MD
2211 Lomas Blvd NE Fl 5
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1984

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Bennie C Mc Williams, MD
(505) 843-2111
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1978

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Diane Klepper
(505) 272-3840
5th Ambulatory Care Ctr
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Muhammad M Saeed, MD
(323) 669-2337
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Controlling Childhood Asthma

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By Janet Zand, n.d., l.ac.,

Q: What is the most effective natural way to control childhood asthma?

A: Sometimes asthma is triggered by substances the child is allergic to, so one of the most important things you can do is figure out what they are and keep your child’s environment as free of them as possible. Common triggers include pollen, animal dander, dust, feathers, mites, and household chemicals. (For tips on allergy-proofing your home, see the next question.)

Foods can also bring on attacks. Citrus and whole wheat can be a problem, especially when combined with food dyes and sulfite additives. It’s not uncommon for kids with allergies and asthma to have a tendency to get dehydrated, so parents need to make sure they drink lots of fluids.

As far as keeping inflammation in check, essential fatty acids, which are found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and fish oil, are very effective. You can get all these in supplement form; read the label to figure out the age-appropriate dosage for your child. (If there’s no specific dose information on the label, phone the manufacturer to get it.) With fish oils, make sure to choose a brand that’s certified as “molecularly distilled,” which is less likely to be contaminated with mercury.

Supplementing with magnesium, which dilates the bronchial tubes, can be helpful, too. The downside is that too much magnesium causes a loose stool, so you have to monitor the child carefully. Try giving 100 milligrams three or four times a week for three months. All these natural medicines work best if you rotate them. Try something for a month, see how it affects your child, then try something else.

You might also want to consider your child’s emotional state, since childhood asthma often comes along with emotional trauma. Homeopathic remedies can be helpful with this end of things, but I’d recommend a visit with a homeopath, who can tailor the remedy specifically to the child’s needs.

Another option, which many kids don’t get nearly enough of these days, is regular exercise. Swimming is especially good for kids with allergies and asthma, since the moisture keeps their air passages from drying out, and in time their lungs get stronger. Outdoor pools are best, because the chlorine is better ventilated. (If a child is allergic to chlorine, of course, you’re better off giving swimming a pass.)

Author: Janet Zand

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