Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Shelton WA

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.

Katherine Meiko Hogg, MD
(360) 413-8272
500 Lilly Rd NE Ste 201
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1983

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George Thos Block, MD
413 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1976

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Robert Love Huck, MD
(360) 413-8272
500 Lilly Rd NE Ste 201
Olympia, WA
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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Susan Louise Weber, MD
(724) 728-5995
1001 Cooper Point Road South West South
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1985

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Margaret Jane Neff, MD
(206) 731-4165
2030 42nd Ave E Apt 4
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1993

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Rex Warren Bolin, MD
(360) 413-8272
500 Lilly Rd NE Ste 201
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981

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George Alexander Bray, MD
(360) 438-2995
3435 Martin Way E Ste H
Olympia, WA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: St Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wa
Group Practice: Olympia Anest Assoc Pc

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Joel Waylon Black
(360) 754-1739
3920 Capitol Mall Dr Sw
Olympia, WA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Janet Sojung Lee, MD
(360) 491-6346
4121 Campus Green Dr NE
Lacey, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1995

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Amy Jill Aronsky, DO
(360) 414-2000
109 Carriage Ct
Kelso, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1993

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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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