Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Osseo MN

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.

Syed M Alam, MD
(763) 773-3170
6797 Urbandale Ln N
Maple Grove, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jeanne M Nelson
(763) 236-9494
4040 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Asra Ali Mohiuddin, MD
(952) 993-3123
Hamel, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ken Moriyama Kunisaki, MD
(612) 624-0999
2165 Shenandoah Ct Unit H
Plymouth, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robert Colbert
(763) 520-2940
3366 Oakdale Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Joanne Mambretti-Zumwalt, MD
(763) 519-2360
13001 Bass Lake Rd
Plymouth, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 0710
Graduation Year: 1973

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Charles Owen Gensmer
(763) 746-9463
3758 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw
Coon Rapids, MN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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Barbara Jeanne Moore, MD
(612) 747-4723
10227 Dogwood St NW
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1982

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Michele Marie Le Claire, MD
Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1997

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Andrew Vaaler
(763) 520-2940
3366 Oakdale Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Medicine

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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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