Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Foley AL

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.

Michael Patrick Houston, MD
(251) 971-3555
1430 N McKenzie St
Foley, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1984

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John Norville McAtee, MD
(251) 968-5864
223 Office Park Dr
Gulf Shores, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1970

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John N McAtee
(251) 968-5864
223 Office Park Dr
Gulf Shores, AL
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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William Erwin Goetter, MD
(251) 928-8804
3 Medical Park Drive
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Thomas Hosp, Fairhope, Al; Mercy Medical, Daphne, Al
Group Practice: Eastern Shore Medical Specs

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John Curtis Schultz, MD
(251) 219-3700
17470 Stillwood Ln
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1959

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William Clarence Hays III, MD
(251) 943-1680
398 River Rte
Magnolia Springs, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.John McAtee
(251) 968-5864
101 East 15th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL
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M
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Russell J Proctor
(251) 974-1550
4223 Orange Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Joseph Itodo Ameh, MD
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1995

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Wendy Willis Davidson, MD
3 Medical Park
Fairhope, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Thomas Hosp, Fairhope, Al

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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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