Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Draper UT

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.

John Bradford Krueger, MD
(801) 576-2111
9193 Wedgefield Dr
Sandy, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.Gregory Dupont
(801) 967-3155
9103 South 1300 West, Suite 103 West Jordan
West Jordan, UT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Hospital: Salt Lake Reg Med Ctr, Salt Lake Cty, Ut
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Patricia Landon Nelson, MD
(801) 263-2370
5979 Fashion Blvd # 300E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Gilbert Schreiber
(801) 581-7806
5801 South Fashion Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
Gender
M
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Hospital: University Of Utah
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr.Mark Zenger
(801) 314-4890
Ste 640, 5121 Cottonwood Street
Salt Lake City, UT
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M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Paul Lei, MD
(801) 567-9780
3556 W 9800 S Ste 101
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1997

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Imad S Farrukh
(801) 568-0202
3584 W 9000 S Ste 201
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Joseph Alexander Conrad Jr, MD
5871 Holstein Way
Murray, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1967

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Cong Ying Stonestreet
(888) 474-3786
4021 S 700 E Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Paul Teman
(801) 581-2016
5801 South Fashion Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
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M
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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