Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Pikeville KY

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.

Celso T Ebeo
(606) 437-4925
387 Town Mountain Rd
Pikeville, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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M-Zuhdi Alimam, MD
(606) 432-3221
156 Island Creek Rd
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1990

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Aqeel Mandviwala, MD
(606) 864-4040
1210 W 5th St Ste 102
London, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Gregory P Stark
(606) 329-1185
613 23rd Street
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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John Robt White, MD
(859) 278-0319
166 Pasadena Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978

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Tausif Sayied, MD
(606) 639-3135
178 Douglas Pkwy
Pikeville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1994

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Traci Annette Sanchez, MD
2301 Lexington Ave
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1992

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Bogdan Moldoveanu
(502) 852-5841
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Jamshed Firoze Kanga
(859) 323-5481
740 S Limestone
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Pediatric Pulmonology

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David Glenn Smith
(270) 846-3811
1325 Andrea St
Bowling Green, KY
Specialty
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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