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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Lester W Blair
(212) 238-0100
170 William St
New York, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists), Pulmonary Critical Care

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Elaine Schiesel
(212) 598-6516
301 E 17th St
New York, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Sandhya Khurana, MD
800 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Med Scis, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Luis Ramon Rodriguez
(718) 334-4952
7901 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY
Specialty
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Gerard T Lombardo, MD
6740 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, Ny

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Ira Rezak
(631) 261-4400
79 Middleville Rd
Northport, NY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Raghunandan S Loganathan, MD
(718) 960-1234
91 Shoreview Dr Apt 2
Yonkers, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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Louis Edward Guida, MD
(631) 665-2700
649 W Montauk Hwy
Bay Shore, NY
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1984

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Arthur Trust, DO
(516) 326-0707
3003 New Hyde Park Rd Ste 303
New Hyde Park, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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