Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Salt Lake City UT

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.

Constance Ann Jennings, MD
(216) 445-4184
30N 1900E SOM 2A152
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert Jacob Farney, MD
(801) 535-8202
333 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1970

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Ralph L Tingey, MD
(801) 973-9999
2207 Preston St
Salt Lake City, UT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut
Graduation Year: 1944

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James A Rasmussen
(801) 746-4440
24 S 1100 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Nathan Christopher Dean, MD
(801) 535-8208
333 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1977

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Lara Lynelle Hardman, MD
(801) 581-7806
2000 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark Robison Zenger, MD
2000 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1984

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Lara Lynelle Hardman
(801) 464-7660
2000 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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George Thomsen, MD
333 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert Olsen Crapo, MD
325 8th Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1969

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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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2012 Available Child-only Health Insurance in Utah

Availability of child-only plans and enrollment periods may vary by insurance company – A certificate of insurability is required and can be obtained by applying and being denied coverage under the state’s high-risk pool, HIPUtah.

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