Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Bronxville NY

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.

Sabina T Grochowski, MD
(718) 275-7088
812 Gramatan Ave
Mount Vernon, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med W Warszawie, Warszawa, Poland
Graduation Year: 1986

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Miroslav Nudelman
(914) 337-1610
329 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Lisa Anne Marrero, MD
(914) 632-5000
16 Guion Pl
New Rochelle, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1994

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Raghunandan S Loganathan, MD
(718) 960-1234
91 Shoreview Dr Apt 2
Yonkers, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mohan K Cheema
(914) 235-0544
158 Lockwood Avenue
New Rochelle, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care

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Rajesh Sriraman, MD
(718) 544-4600
10 Fordal Rd
Bronxville, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael J Morelli
(914) 337-1610
329 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Michael Schreiber
(914) 423-8517
970 N Broadway
Yonkers, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Ahmed Tahir, MD
(718) 960-9000
53 Salisbury Rd
Yonkers, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1973

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Rajendra M Rampersaud
(914) 965-3366
970 North Broadway Suite 209
Yonkers, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists), Sleep Medicine

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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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