Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Goldsboro NC

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.

Philip Douglas Mayo, MD
(919) 734-1779
2609 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, Nc
Group Practice: Eastern Medical Assoc

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Dalton Edward Dove, MD
(919) 734-1779
2609 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, Nc
Group Practice: Eastern Medical Assoc

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Philip Douglas Mayo
(919) 734-1779
2609 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Saadat Ali Khan
(336) 586-0994
2991 Crouse Ln
Burlington, NC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Scott Michael Palmer Jr, MD
Durham, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1993

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DAlton Edward Dove
(919) 734-1779
2609 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Gool Kapadia Gupta, MD
(919) 736-4724
2704 Medical Office Pl
Goldsboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, Nc
Group Practice: Wayne Heart Internal Medicine

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Huw Owen-Reece
(252) 744-2207
1800 W 5th St
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Scott Martin Nadel, MD
(919) 378-0774
520 N Elam Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Lebauer Health Care

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Sandra Yvette Morelock, MD
(828) 255-7733
30 Choctaw St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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