Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Clinton MS

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.

Obie M McNair
(601) 948-5572
1134 Winter St
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Obie Michael McNair, MD
(601) 948-5572
1134 Winter St
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1981

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Sarah J Broom
(601) 352-2273
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
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Pulmonary Disease

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William Dana Frazier
(601) 352-0041
1151 N State St
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Dr.Barry Whites
(601) 352-5864
1151 North State Street
Jackson, MS
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1973
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Pulmonologist
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Hospital: Rankin Med Ctr, Brandon, Ms
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Obie Michael Mc Nair, MD
(601) 948-5572
1134 Winter St
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Central Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Central Mississippi Health Svc

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Sarah Jane Broom, MD
(601) 352-2273
501 Marshall St
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; M S Methodist Rehab Center, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Pulmonary Assoc

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William Dana Frazier, MD
(601) 981-9503
1151 N State St
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1984
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Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Lung Clinic

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Barry Whites
(601) 352-5864
1151 N State St
Jackson, MS
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Pulmonary Disease

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Graham Boyd Shaw, MD
(601) 352-2273
501 Marshall St Ste 301
Jackson, MS
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959
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Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Jackson Medical Clinic

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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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