Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Eaton OH

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.

Dana Harold Reihman, MD
1401 Chester Blvd Ste R
Richmond, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Henry County Mem Hosp, New Castle, In; Reid Hosp & Healthcare Svcs, Richmond, In

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Phuong Hoang Vuong
(513) 423-1429
182 North Breiel Boulevard
Middletown, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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James Finley
(216) 778-1221
2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Robert Michael Margolis, MD
(937) 836-9925
9000 N Main St Ste 331
Dayton, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital & Heal, Dayton, Oh
Group Practice: Dayton Pulmonary & Critical

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Kenneth Ronald Kretchmer, MD
(330) 535-8850
95 Arch St Ste 100
Akron, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Akron Gen Med Ctr, Akron, Oh; Summa Health -Akron City Hosp, Akron, Oh
Group Practice: Akron Pulmonary Assoc Inc

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Phuong Hoang Vuong, MD
(513) 423-1429
182 N Breiel Blvd
Middletown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med & Pharm Univ, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (942-01 Eff 1/83)
Graduation Year: 1978

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Stephen R Moore
(513) 425-0533
1040 Summitt Sq
Middletown, OH
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Neal Chadwick
(440) 835-6163
805 Columbia Rd
Westlake, OH
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Ritha Kartan
(330) 726-3357
960 Windham Ct
Boardman, OH
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Robert Phillip Baughman, MD
(513) 475-8520
234 Goodman St
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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