Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Antioch TN

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.

Robert W McCain
(615) 834-9781
397 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Karl P Kuhn
(615) 834-9781
397 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
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Pulmonary Disease

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James Danl Snell, MD
(615) 343-7266
1500 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1958
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Hospital: Vanderbilt Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn; Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabili, Nashville, Tn

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John Newman
(615) 322-3000
3601 Tvc
Nashville, TN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Chace T Carpenter, MD
2010 Church St Ste 710
Nashville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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Mary Agnes McElaney
(615) 834-9781
397 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Mary Agnes McElaney, MD
(615) 834-9781
397 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Frank Miller, MD
(931) 388-1996
6134 Medical Center East,
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ray Stokes Peebles Jr, MD
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1986

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Gordon Raphael Bernard, MD
(615) 343-0077
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic,
Nashville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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