Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Hixson 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.

Pete Spiros Soteres, MD
(423) 877-1213
1252 Mountain Brook Cir
Signal Mountain, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial North Park Hospital, Hixson, Tn

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Suresh Enjeti, MD
(423) 778-7537
979 E 3rd St Ste C529
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Joel C Ledbetter
(423) 778-6501
910 Blackford St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Daniel Ray Smith, MD
(423) 698-2435
2205 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn; Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Diagnostic Center

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Joel Craig Ledbetter, MD
(423) 778-6501
910 Blackford St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joel Fine Ginsberg, MD
(423) 698-2435
59 Whispering Pines Dr
Signal Mountain, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Parkridge Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Diagnostic Center

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John W Boldt
(423) 778-9101
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Benjamin D Harnsberger
(423) 698-2435
2205 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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John Paul Gunter Jr, MD
(423) 778-7537
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985

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Yune-Gill Jeong
(423) 698-2435
2205 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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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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