Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management East Elmhurst NY

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.

Guido Volcovici
(212) 567-2323
4915 Broadway
New York, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Anita Christine Darmanian
(212) 932-4439
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Sholeh Bagheri, MD
Jackson Heights, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1996

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Ana Jaramillo, MD
(718) 721-1500
8201 37th Ave
Flushing, NY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre, Fac De Med, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1987

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Alberto Rozo
(718) 457-7000
9033 Elmhurst Ave
Jackson Heights, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Guido Volcovici, MD
(914) 968-5446
4915 Broadway
New York, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1962

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Anita C Darmanian, MD
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1981

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Jui-Chun J Chang, MD
14477 Roosevelt Ave Apt 6E
Flushing, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1975

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Alberto L Rozo, DO
(718) 457-7000
9033 Elmhurst Ave
Jackson Heights, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568
Graduation Year: 1989

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Osvaldo Tejeiro
(718) 458-4013
3723 91st St
Jackson Heights, NY
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Internal Medicine, 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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