Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Carrollton GA

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.

Mark L Lipham
(770) 832-0012
105 Doctors Drive
Carrollton, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Obaid U Rehman, MD
109A Allen Memorial Dr
Bremen, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Leslie C Watters
(404) 252-7200
5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Samuel Szumstein
(770) 948-6041
3820 Medical Park Dr
Austell, GA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Manel Dinesh Nayak
(912) 287-0333
1406 Habersham Dr
Waycross, GA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Mark Lawrence Lipham, MD
(770) 832-0012
105 Doctors Dr
Carrollton, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1975

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Frank Holland Parrott, MD
(229) 924-3459
PO Box 668
Americus, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1972

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Patricia Ann S Costanzo, MD
(912) 351-0255
5356 Reynolds St Ste 410
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1974

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David N DeRuyter
(404) 352-3683
3193 Howell Mill Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Lynn Goldowski, MD
(404) 371-1957
258 E Parkwood Rd
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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