Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Sewickley PA

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.

George Benj Goodman, MD
(412) 749-4990
701 Broad St
Sewickley, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1976

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Bryan Veynovich, DO
(412) 321-3344
110 Parkview Ln
Sewickley, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1989

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Gregory Brandon Patrick, MD
(412) 264-1918
993 Brodhead Rd
Moon Township, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, Pa
Group Practice: Family Practice Ltd

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Nicholas Tapyrik, MD
(412) 728-7820
109 Swansea Dr
Aliquippa, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center, Beaver, Pa

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Keith Alan Niggemyer, MD
9104 Babcock Blvd Ste 2
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1998

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George B Goodman
(412) 749-4990
701 Broad St
Sewickley, PA
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Anthony Pat Yates, MD
(412) 261-1257
Sewickley, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Upmc Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Diagnostic Medical Associates

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Eustace Sydney Fernandes, MD
(614) 293-8000
Pittsburgh, PA
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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Thomas Lee Schauble, MD
(412) 367-5020
9104 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ralph Gaudio, MD
9102 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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