Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Massena NY

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.

Magendra Thakur, MD
(315) 268-1644
145 Market St
Potsdam, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Patna Med Coll, Patna Univ, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Gary Louis Dudek, MD
(585) 922-8370
1000 South Ave
Rochester, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1984

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Chaim J Bernstein
(718) 252-3590
3131 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Alex E Fijman, MD
Nicholls Road,
Stony Brook, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 2000

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Ming Yan Chow
(585) 922-4409
1425 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Mikhail Kazachkov, MD
(718) 283-6251
515 Avenue I
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Leningrad Pediatric Med Inst, Leningrad, Russia
Graduation Year: 1984

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Richard Bruce Frimer
(914) 328-0932
170 Maple Ave
White Plains, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Laurie Claire Nash, MD
(212) 486-5380
33 Lockwood Rd
Scarsdale, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joseph Ayoub Shahen, MD
(212) 523-6500
720 Greenwich St
New York, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1945
Hospital
Hospital: Albany Mem Hosp, Albany, Ny

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Nera Sakowitz
(516) 486-2300
1 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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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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