Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management North Charleston 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.

David Keith Handshoe, MD
(803) 572-7755
9150 Medcom St Ste B
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Trident Med Ctr, Charleston, Sc; Summerville Med Ctr, Summerville, Sc
Group Practice: Low Country Lung & Critical

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Sola Kim, MD
(843) 569-2200
9313 Medical Plaza Dr Ste 308
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Trident Med Ctr, Charleston, Sc; Summerville Med Ctr, Summerville, Sc
Group Practice: Palmetto Pulmonary & Critical

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Shyam S R Yallapragada, MD
(843) 572-4774
2811 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kakatiya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Warrangal, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Thomas Kaelin, DO
(803) 572-3330
9150 Medcom St Ste B
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1991

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Thomas Daniel Kaelin
(843) 871-4006
92 Springview Ln
Summerville, SC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Shyan Yallapragada
(843) 572-4774
2811 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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William R Cook
(843) 797-1770
2845 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Sola Kim
(843) 569-2200
9313 Medical Plaza Dr
Charleston, SC
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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John Michael Rucker, MD
(314) 849-2277
9150 Medcom St Ste B
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Michael Rucker
(843) 871-4006
92 Springview Ln
Summerville, SC
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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