Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Crowley LA

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.

Philip S Perret
(337) 232-6435
614 W Saint Mary Blvd
Lafayette, LA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Walter Dwayne Brown, MD
(318) 234-3204
155 Hospital Dr Ste 206
Lafayette, LA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1985

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Billy Joe Rosson, MD
(337) 234-3204
155 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1989

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Billy Joe Rosson Jr, MD
(337) 234-3204
155 Hospital Dr Ste 206
Lafayette, LA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard Hsin Fei, MD
(337) 232-5864
227 Bendel Rd
Lafayette, LA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Natl Taiwan Univ Coll Of Med, Taipei, Taiwan (385-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard Hsin Fei
(337) 232-5864
227 Bendel Rd
Lafayette, LA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Billy J Rosson
(337) 234-3204
155 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Fadi Yussef Malek, MD
227 Bendel Rd
Lafayette, LA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1990

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George Gary Guidry, MD
(337) 234-3204
155 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1985

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George G Guidry
(337) 234-3204
155 Hospital Dr
Lafayette, LA
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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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