Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Angola IN

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.

James Joseph Laughlin, MD
(812) 332-9874
350 S Landmark Ave
Bloomington, IN
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Pediatrics, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1977

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Robert N Pope
(812) 485-7680
3700 Washington Ave
Evansville, IN
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Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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Jitendra I Patel
(765) 651-6371
315 N Western Ave
Marion, IN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Susan Gary Taylor, MD
801 Saint Marys Dr Ste 501E
Evansville, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990
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Hospital: Select Specialty Hospital Of E, Evansville, In

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John Bailey Fouts, MD
(260) 432-6174
7900 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1972

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Harish P Ardeshna
(260) 824-3500
1 Caylor Nickel Sq
Bluffton, IN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Eric Trueblood
(812) 331-3400
550 South Landmark Avenue
Bloomington, IN
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M
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Pulmonologist
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Chris C Naum
(317) 962-5820
1801 N Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Ronald Paul Burwinkel, MD
(317) 962-5820
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1988

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Aruna Sannuti, MD
(219) 924-0474
1736 Redwood Ct
Munster, IN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
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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