Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Ogden UT

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.

Jeffrey A Abel
(801) 387-2575
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
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Pulmonary Disease

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Christopher K Anderson
(801) 387-2575
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
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Pulmonary Disease

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Charles Thomas Ivester
(801) 387-2575
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Gary James Alexander, MD
(801) 773-4840
2121 Robins Dr
Layton, UT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1987

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Terri L Hoffman
(435) 251-2600
1380 E Medical Center Dr
St George, UT
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Pulmonary Disease

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Gary Kent Goucher, MD
(801) 479-4500
4403 Harrison Blvd Ste 2455
Ogden, UT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1974

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Alan Robert Abdulla, MD
(801) 394-1617
4403 Harrison Blvd Ste 3620
Ogden, UT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gary K Goucher
(801) 387-2575
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
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Pulmonary Disease

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Edward Joseph Campbell
(801) 357-7291
1055 N 300 W
Provo, UT
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Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Mark Zenger
(801) 314-4890
Ste 640, 5121 Cottonwood Street
Salt Lake City, UT
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Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
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Pulmonologist
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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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