Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Skokie IL

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.

Beni Carasso, MD
(847) 674-9855
3845 4 Winds Way
Skokie, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1949
Hospital
Hospital: Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Med, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Rush Prudential Health Plans

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Tomasz Jakub Kuzniar, MD
Wilmette, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med We Wroclawiu Im Piastow Slaskich, Wroclaw, Poland
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ronald Arthur Semerdjian, MD
(847) 869-0505
2507 Kenilworth Ave
Wilmette, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Greek, Armenian
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il; Glenbrook Hosp, Glenview, Il
Group Practice: Medical Group Of Evanston

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Shashi Kiran Bellam
(847) 570-2713
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Harvey Jay Friedman, MD
(847) 328-1853
355 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1981

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Susan Gail Marantz, MD
(312) 814-1488
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1983

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Daniel William Ray
(847) 570-2713
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Andrew West Robbins, MD
(847) 677-7390
6705 N Ramona Ave
Lincolnwood, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas John Kehoe, MD
(708) 570-5020
2650 Ridge Ave Rm 3924B
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1968

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Shashi Kiran Bellam, MD
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
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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