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.

Dr.Matthew McLeay
(402) 390-0606
8552 Cass Street
Omaha, NE
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M
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jeffrey Radford Stokes, MD
(402) 280-4403
601 N 30th St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1991

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Joseph Clayton Campbell, MD
601 N 30th St Ste 3820
Omaha, NE
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1962

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Saiprakash B Venkateshiah
(402) 449-4486
601 N 30th St
Omaha, NE
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Pulmonary Disease

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Eduardo J Vasquez
(402) 559-9800
988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
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Pulmonary Disease

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David Alan Adkins, MD
8702 Harney St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1998

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Kevin Robert Murphy, MD
(402) 397-7400
16945 Frances St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1979

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Sylvia Lee Rael, MD
(402) 392-1404
7710 Mercy Rd Ste 428
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1997

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Jeffrey Scott Nelson, MD
(402) 354-1315
10060 Regency Cir
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy And Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mem Hosp, Omaha, Ne; Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Midwest Allergy & Asthma Clnc

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Dr.Mark Wilson
(402) 354-4000
8200 Dodge St # 2
Omaha, NE
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M
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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