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.

Matthew Joseph Britt
(405) 947-3335
3400 Nw Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Bruce Allen Barton, MD
(918) 748-8381
1705 E 19th St Ste 707
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Pulmonary & Allergy

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William Wesley Cook
(405) 947-3345
3366 Nw Expressway
Okc, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Mohammad I Paracha
(405) 631-5188
4221 S Western Ave Ste 2045
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Norman Kerr Imes Jr, MD
(405) 947-3345
3366 NW Expressway Bldg D Ste 660
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Kindred Hospital -Oklahoma Ci, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Pulmonology Inc

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Mark Alan Myers, MD
(918) 333-0230
3400 E Frank Phillips Blvd Ste 500
Bartlesville, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Jane Phillips Med Ctr, Bartlesville, Ok
Group Practice: Bluestem Medical Clinic

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Imran Y Nizami
(405) 947-5557
3300 Nw Expressway St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Dr.Mark Fixley
(405) 608-3800
4050 W Memorial Rd # 3B
Oklahoma City, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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David C LeVin
(405) 271-7001
825 Ne 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Vernon Thomas Smith, MD
6585 South Vale Suite 1200
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok

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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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