Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Muscle Shoals AL

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.

Ronald Dean Mc Coy, MD
2400 Avalon Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1988

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Laurence C Carmichael, MD
(256) 381-8835
1111 S Raleigh Ave
Sheffield, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Helen Keller Hosp, Sheffield, Al; Shoals Hosp, Muscle Shoals, Al

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Kenneth Michael Master, MD
(954) 958-0606
323 N Montgomery Ave
Sheffield, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1967

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Felix Arthur Morris, MD
(256) 764-5351
541 W College St
Florence, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1985

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Edsel Price Holden II, MD
(256) 767-5864
541 W College St Ste 2200
Florence, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988

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Lawrence C Carmichael
(256) 381-8835
1111 S Raleigh Ave
Sheffield, AL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Dr.Albert Ridgeway
(256) 314-1080
1111 S Raleigh Ave # 500
Sheffield, AL
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M
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Robert Bernard Mann, MD
(256) 766-3062
170 County Road 320
Florence, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1967

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Edsel P Holden
(256) 767-5864
541 W College St
Florence, AL
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists), Sleep Medicine

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Edsel Price Holden, MD
(256) 767-5864
541 W College St
Florence, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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