Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Cabot AR

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.

Jimmy Goodwin Gilbert, MD
(501) 753-2424
3401 Springhill Dr Ste 340
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976

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Lee Wesley Kendrick, MD
3401 Springhill Dr Ste 340
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1989

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Iram Bakhtawar, MD
(501) 614-2000
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1993

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Tyrone Ty Lee, MD
3700 College Ave
Conway, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1990

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Anthony R Giglia
(501) 661-9393
5800 W 10th St
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Stanley Lynn Kellar, MD
(501) 753-2424
3401 Springhill Dr Ste 340
North Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert M Searcy
(501) 227-8000
10001 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Christopher Leigh John, MD
(501) 407-0200
11321 Interstate 30 Ste 205
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wales Coll Of Med, Cardiff, Wales (946-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Southwest Plumonary Assoc

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Gail A McCracken
(501) 661-9393
5800 W 10th St
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Astryd Angeles Menendez, MD
2630 E Citizens Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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