Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Elizabethtown KY

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.

Ghazi Hafez Qaisi, MD
(270) 769-3538
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1963

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Kamal Moulana
(270) 769-9881
1240 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Thomas Eugene Bunnell, MD
2900 Chancellor Dr
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1965

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William Martin O'Bryan, MD
(270) 926-8810
1000 Breckenridge St
Owensboro, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Perry County Mem Hosp, Tell City, In; Owensboro Mercy Health System, Owensboro, Ky
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates/Owensboro

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Dianne K Litwin
(859) 341-0288
2900 Chancellor Dr
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Aijaz Yazdani
(270) 735-9066
914 North Dixie Avenue # 102
Elizabethtown, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Liaquat Med Coll, Univ Of Sind, Jamshoro
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Pulmonologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jeffrey W Dickerson
(606) 759-8000
991 Medical Park Drive
Maysville, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Ammar Al Masalkhi, MD
(502) 587-9140
250 E Liberty St Ste 902
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dennis Edwin Doherty
(859) 323-5116
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Kuldeep Raj Pandit
(270) 826-1234
327 N Elm St
Henderson, KY
Specialty
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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