Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Morrisville PA

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.

Andrew Keith Sullivan, MD
PO Box 364
Morrisville, PA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1997

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Rakesh Patel
(215) 295-9131
423 N Pennsylvania Ave
Morrisville, PA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Cynthia Lucile Clagett, MD
(808) 433-6792
256 Aspen Rd
Yardley, PA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1992

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Dr.Arthur Pacia
(609) 585-0300
445 White Horse Ave # 103
Trenton, NJ
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Hospital: Capital Health System -Mercer, Trenton, Nj
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Arthur Geraldo Pacia, MD
(609) 585-0300
445 White Horse Ave Ste 103
Trenton, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Capital Health System -Mercer, Trenton, Nj
Group Practice: Greater Mercer Pulmonary Assoc

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Benjamin Robert Solomon
(215) 295-9131
423 N Pennsylvania Ave
Morrisville, PA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Yusuf Mujtaba Khan
(215) 295-9131
423 N Pennsylvania Avenue
Morrisville, PA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Robert Walker Miller, MD
(215) 493-6519
680 Heacock Rd Ste 101
Yardley, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1978

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Arthur G Pacia
(609) 585-0300
445 White Horse Ave
Trenton, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Kevin Frances Law, MD
(609) 656-1100
416 Bellevue Ave Ste 404
Trenton, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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