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.

Charles W Zavala
(956) 541-0162
840 W Price Rd
Brownsville, 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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Shih-Ning Liaw
(832) 325-7111
6410 Fannin St
Houston, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Gerald Clinton Moore, MD
(972) 867-1600
3721 W 15th St Bldg 600#602
Plano, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Plano, Plano, Tx
Group Practice: North Texas Asthma Allergy Ctr

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David Richard Hazlett, MD
(210) 531-5313
San Antonio, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1958

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Robert L Johnson Jr, MD
5303 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1950

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Scott Edward Spencer
(979) 774-0012
2700 E 29th St
Bryan, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care

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William M Girard
(903) 877-3451
11937 Us Highway 271
Tyler, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Maynard Campbell Dyson, MD
(817) 885-4207
901 7th Ave
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1974

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Brian D Walker
(713) 255-4000
6624 Fannin St
Houston, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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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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