Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Gallatin TN

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.

Hermogenes P Battad
(615) 230-8070
300 Steam Plant Rd
Gallatin, TN
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Pulmonary Disease

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William Thomas Faith, MD
(615) 452-4210
300 Steam Plant Rd Ste 300
Gallatin, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1977
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Hospital: Skyline Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Sumner Medicine Group

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Herbon H Fleming, MD
(615) 826-2163
353 New Shackle Island Rd Ste 2
Hendersonville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1985

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Carlos Eduardo Baleeiro, MD
1979 Hickory Ridge Rd
Lebanon, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Fed Da Bahia, Fac De Med, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Graduation Year: 1995

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Frederick T Dow, MD
(615) 444-0465
1419 W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1984

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William T Faith
(615) 230-8070
300 Steam Plant Rd
Gallatin, TN
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Pulmonary Disease

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Raymond Lynwood Fuller, DO
(615) 826-2265
353 New Shackle Island Rd Ste 245C
Hendersonville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1972

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Orlando Simeon Rodriguez, MD
(615) 865-3322
106 Shorecrest Cir
Hendersonville, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1990

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Modupe Olusegun Kehinde
(615) 444-8686
1424 Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Frederick T Dow III, MD
(615) 444-0465
1419 W Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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