Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Dallas TX

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.

Diana Frances Hayes, MD
4102 Bowser Ave Apt 5
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Liverpool, Fac Of Med, Liverpool, Uk (352-06 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Clear Lake Reg Med Ctr, Webster, Tx
Group Practice: Women's Integrated Healthcare

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Ofelia Utset
(214) 879-6555
5939 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Ofelia Maria Utset, MD
(214) 879-6555
5939 Harry Hines Blvd Ste 711
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Zale-Lipshy University Hosp, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Southwest Pulmonary Associates Llp

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Kenneth A Ausloos
(214) 824-8521
3600 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Valentino Fj Fernandes
(214) 879-6555
5939 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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John Michael Jordan, MD
(214) 528-0700
3434 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1982

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Lance Shizuo Terada, MD
(303) 315-4591
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1983

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John Michael Jordan
(214) 824-8521
3600 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Anita Kushwaha, MD
3600 Gaston Ave Ste 206
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1995

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Joseph Viroslav
(214) 879-6555
5939 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX
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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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