Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Kingsville TX

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.

Christopher Oermann
(832) 822-3555
6701 Fannin St
Houston, TX
Specialty
Pediatric Pulmonology

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Allen Jay Salem, MD
(419) 479-5834
300 N Highland Ave Ste MO540
Sherman, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986

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Sandra G Adams, MD
(210) 567-7000
527 N Leona St
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1994

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Krishna Chandrasekhar, MD
5104 Braeburn Dr
Bellaire, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kilpauk Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1967

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Brandy J McKelvy
(832) 325-7222
6410 Fannin St
Houston, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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James Patrick Smith, MD
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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Malladi R Sastry
(972) 596-2135
4100 West 15th Street
Plano, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Bangra Kulur B Rao, MD
1631 North Loop W Ste 510
Houston, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med Sci, Banaras Hindu Univ, Varanasi, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mark Warren Millard, MD
(214) 820-3500
4004 Worth St Ste 300
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1976

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Pawan Sikka, MD
(254) 743-0391
3010 Ira Young Dr Apt 608
Temple, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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