Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management North Fort Myers FL

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.

Michael Dean Seeman, MD
2675 Winkler Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Manatee Mem Hosp, Bradenton, Fl; Blake Med Ctr, Bradenton, Fl
Group Practice: Lung Center

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Marilyn Kole
(239) 334-5634
2776 Cleveland Ave
Ft Myers, FL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Stephen Edward Hannan, MD
(239) 489-1488
3615 Central Ave Ste 7
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Southwest Florida Reg Med Ctr, Fort Myers, Fl; Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Fl
Group Practice: Associates IN Pulmonary Med

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George Martin Mestas, MD
(941) 936-1343
2675 Winkler Ave Ste 300
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1974

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Abu Sayeed M Feroz, MD
3594 Broadway Ste D
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dhaka Med Coll, Dhaka Univ, Bangladesh (704-03 Pr 7/1972)
Graduation Year: 1980

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Christopher Sutton Poor, MD
3615 Central Ave Ste 7
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1995

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Linda Ann Veraja, MD
(941) 936-1343
2675 Winkler Ave Ste 300
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1980

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Razak A Dosani, MD
(239) 274-8500
3620 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Sunil Pammi
(239) 931-8134
2727 Winkler Ave
Ft Myers, FL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Kenneth Andrew Tolep, MD
(941) 275-1170
3615 Central Ave Ste 7
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Lee Memorial Hospital -Health, Fort Myers, Fl
Group Practice: Associates IN Pulmonary Med

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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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