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.

David Alan Stein, MD
(713) 941-0088
4003 Woodlawn Ave
Pasadena, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mark Allen Co, MD
(214) 321-1231
9323 Garland Rd Ste 103
Dallas, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1983

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Henry David Bruton
(806) 358-0200
6700 W 9th Ave
Amarillo, TX
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Pulmonary Disease

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Edward William Stool, MD
1200 Binz St Ste 1260
Houston, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1970
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Hospital: Bayou City Med Ctr, Houston, Tx

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Marcia Katz
(713) 798-2500
6620 Main St
Houston, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Edilberto M Bautista, MD
(713) 627-9752
4126 Southwest Fwy Ste 1340
Houston, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967

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Salah Y Ghobrial
(281) 537-6300
411 Lantern Bend Dr
Houston, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Charles A Duncan
(210) 692-0361
7950 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Thomas Mannion McGowan
(713) 974-6643
902 Frostwood Dr
Houston, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Charles Marshall Bradshaw
(806) 355-1559
6103 W Amarillo Blvd
Amarillo, TX
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Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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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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