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.

Karen Denise Schultz, MD
(682) 885-1090
901 7th Ave Ste 420
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1997

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Mark Charles Ferris, MD
(972) 289-5864
9330 Poppy Dr Ste 407
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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Charles J Grodzin
(940) 323-8000
3537 S I-35 E Ste 301
Corinth, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Steven Idell, MD
(903) 877-7171
18948 Lakeshore Dr
Tyler, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1977

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Stephen Derdak
(210) 292-6707
2200 Bergquist Drive, Suite 1
Lackland Afb, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Brian D Walker, MD
(713) 526-5511
6624 Fannin St Ste 1700
Houston, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Dundee, Fac Med/Dent, Dundee, Scotland (803-02 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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Mark Allen Co
(214) 321-1231
9323 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Oyeyemi Fabuyi
(817) 338-0400
508 South Adams Street #218
Fort Worth, TX
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M
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Randall Rosenblatt
(214) 879-6555
5939 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Michael Lee Gidcomb, MD
(214) 328-5487
9330 Poppy Dr Ste 407
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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