Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Portland OR

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.

Gopal Allada
(503) 494-1620
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Robert Barry Dreisin, MD
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1971

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Thomas Bodley Stibolt, MD
(503) 652-2880
500 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1975

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Stephanie A Nonas
(503) 494-7296
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Molly Lee Osborne
(503) 494-1620
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Robert Steven Unitan
(503) 813-3860
500 Ne Multnomah St
Portland, OR
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Holger Werner Link, MD
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georg-August-Univ, Med Fak, Goettingen, Germany (407-07 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Abraham Wall
(503) 418-5747
3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

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Jeffrey David Edelman, MD
(503) 494-7680
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jonathan Allyn Rettmann, MD
30 NE 41st Ave
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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