Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Chula Vista CA

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.

Luis Francisco Sanchez, MD
(619) 426-9610
227 Church Ave
Chula Vista, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1980

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Gregory T Czer, MD
899 Carmona Ct
Chula Vista, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med
Graduation Year: 1978

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Horst-Helmut Meissner, MD
(310) 824-3208
1957 Duke St
Chula Vista, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georg-August-Univ, Med Fak, Goettingen, Germany (407-07 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1974

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Donald A Sandweiss, MD
(619) 420-8051
314 Surrey Dr
Bonita, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1967

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Jose A Lira
(619) 482-7301
841 Kuhn Dr
Chula Vista, CA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Luis F Sanchez
(619) 426-9610
227 Church Ave
Chula Vista, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Cesar M Pena
(619) 426-9610
227 Church Ave
Chula Vista, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Jose Antonio Lira, MD
(619) 482-7301
4371 Colling Rd E
Bonita, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1971

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Martha E Lozano
(619) 482-7301
841 Kuhn Dr.,
Chula Vista, CA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Gregory T Czer
(619) 421-4000
754 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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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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