Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Orange NJ

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.

Hemantkumar G Patel
(973) 373-7700
646 Sanford Ave
Newark, NJ
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Pulmonary Disease

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Jean Claude LaBissiere
(973) 736-5552
92 Old Northfield Rd
West Orange, NJ
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Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care

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Saroj Sehgal, MD
(718) 236-4444
228 S Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jean C Labissiere, MD
(973) 676-6661
92 Old Northfield Rd
West Orange, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ D'Etat D'Haiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Graduation Year: 1977

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Otto S Baum, MD
(201) 736-1023
67 Cobane Ter
West Orange, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1936

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Dr.Jean-Claude Labissiere
(973) 736-5552
92 Old Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
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Pulmonologist
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Akingboju Gbayisomore, MD
(973) 674-9005
17 Redwood Ave
West Orange, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1984

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Louis Sangosse, MD
(973) 731-0200
745 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ D'Etat D'Haiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kristin Gail Fless, MD
231 Warwick Ave
South Orange, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1995

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Douglas Stewart Green, MD
(973) 325-6210
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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