Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Sparks NV

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.

Michael Angelo Lucia
(775) 351-2600
1441 Pullman Dr
Sparks, NV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Michael Angelo Lucia, MD
2345 E Prater Way Ste 310
Sparks, NV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1992

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Chris Wall
(775) 328-1763
1000 Locust St
Reno, NV
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Peter Edward Krumpe, MD
1000 Locust St
Reno, NV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jeffrey Paul Bacon
(775) 329-9010
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Dr.Michael Lucia
(775) 351-2600
1441 Pullman Drive
Sparks, NV
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M
Speciality
Pulmonologist
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Hospital: Sierra Pulmonary And Sleep Consultants
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Boris M Lokshin, MD
(775) 359-5010
2005 Silverada Blvd Ste 250
Reno, NV
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Leningrad Pediatric Med Inst, Leningrad, Russia
Graduation Year: 1980

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Sonia B Von Bartheld, MD
(775) 784-6170
1500 E 2nd St Ste 302
Reno, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1991

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Theodore E Lange
(775) 786-7200
1000 Locust St
Reno, NV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Leslie Scott Smith
(775) 329-9010
236 W 6th St
Reno, NV
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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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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