Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Columbus NE

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.

Kristina Bailey Marrero, MD
Papillion, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 2000

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Sean G Barry
(402) 474-3704
2222 S 16th St
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Shaheen Faruque, MD
4101 Woolworth Ave
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dhaka Med Coll, Dhaka Univ, Bangladesh (704-03 Pr 7/1972)
Graduation Year: 1983

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Michael W Shedd
(308) 630-2100
3911 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Heather M Thomas, MD
(402) 502-7440
530 S 160th St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1999

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Stephen B Smith
(402) 552-2290
987400 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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James B Bowers
(402) 392-1404
7710 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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William Raymond Baumann, MD
(402) 552-3446
4242 Farnam St Ste 650N
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1978

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George Thommi
(402) 390-0606
8552 Cass St
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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John Francis Trapp, MD
(402) 483-1919
1500 S 48th St Ste 605
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Bryan Mem Hosp, Lincoln, Ne; St Francis Med Ctr, Grand Island, Ne
Group Practice: Pulmonary Specialties

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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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