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
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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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Lingamurthy Ravi
(270) 685-7150
1000 Breckenridge St
Owensboro, KY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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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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John Wesley Mc Connell, MD
(502) 587-0915
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Aijaz Yazdani
(270) 735-9066
914 North Dixie Avenue # 102
Elizabethtown, KY
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M
Education
Medical School: Liaquat Med Coll, Univ Of Sind, Jamshoro
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Nuzhat A Hasan
(502) 568-6722
250 E Liberty St
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Caryl Ann Sikora, MD
(270) 796-8000
1326 Andrea St
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Alexander E Tzouanakis
(859) 278-0319
166 Pasadena Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Douglas Buchanan Thomson, MD
(502) 781-5111
PO Box 90007
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1979

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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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