Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Okmulgee OK

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 Randel Allen
(405) 272-6909
608 Nw 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Pulmonary Disease

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Rebecca Anne Eagle
(405) 292-5500
901 N Porter Ave
Norman, OK
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Pulmonary Disease

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James Kramer Short, MD
(317) 781-3085
5701 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1990

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Shawn Keith Lee
(405) 755-4290
4140 W Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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John A Cox Jr, MD
(580) 248-0118
4417 W Gore Blvd Ste 3
Lawton, OK
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982

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Elwood Fray Williams
(405) 749-4210
4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 421
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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John Alfred Cox
(580) 248-0110
4417 W Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK
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Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists), Sleep Medicine

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Muhammed Amin, MD
(405) 737-8204
4221 S Western Ave Ste 2045
Oklahoma City, OK
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Nishtar Med Coll, Bahuddin Zakaria Univ, Multan, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

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Elliott R Schwartz
(405) 636-1111
4200 S Douglas Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Pulmonary Disease

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Ravi K Malpani
(405) 634-6417
1044 Sw 44th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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