Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Manning SC

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.

Jimmie Dale Cannon Jr, MD
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Ln
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Cardiology, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Tuomey Reg Med Ctr, Sumter, Sc; Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Sumter Medical Consultant

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Charles Herman White, MD
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Ln
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1976

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Wilson P Smith
(864) 582-6858
2030 N Church Place
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Joseph A Boscia
(864) 573-6320
1091 Boiling Springs Rd
Spartanburg, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Mario Gomez
(843) 792-1414
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Charles Herman White Jr, MD
(803) 778-1941
115 N Sumter St Ste 400
Sumter, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Tuomey Reg Med Ctr, Sumter, Sc
Group Practice: Sumter Medical Consultant

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Charles H White
(803) 778-1941
540 Physicians Ln
Sumter, SC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Richard Jin-hyuk Ko
(843) 792-3161
96 Jonathan Lucas St
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Richard K Bogan
(803) 251-3093
1333 Taylor St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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Karl Scott Miller, MD
(843) 572-3330
965 Casseque Province
Mount Pleasant, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1980

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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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