Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Flowery Branch GA

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.

Wesley D Head
(770) 536-9864
1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se
Gainesville, GA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Wesley Dean Head, MD
(770) 536-9864
1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE Ste 500
Gainesville, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1987

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John Francis Chiulli, MD
675 White Sulphur Rd Ste 175
Gainesville, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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Atul Bhatnagar
(770) 886-0036
1100 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Charles Michael Hart, MD
(770) 232-2911
3890 Johns Creek Pkwy Ste 240
Suwanee, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1982

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Thomas Greer Murray, MD
(770) 536-9864
1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE Ste 500
Gainesville, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Northeast Georgia Med Ctr, Gainesville, Ga
Group Practice: Northeast Georgia Diagnostic

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Thomas G Murray
(770) 536-9864
1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy Se
Gainesville, GA
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Pulmonary Disease

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Michael David Waldman, MD
65 Morningside Dr
Buford, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1994

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Frank John DeMarco
(770) 886-0036
1100 Northside Forstyh Drive
Cumming, GA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Frank John De Marco, MD
(303) 425-2777
Dacula, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1975

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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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