Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Talladega AL

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.

Edsel P Holden
(256) 767-5864
541 W College St
Florence, AL
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Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists), Sleep Medicine

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Robyn Lynn Proffitt, MD
Birmingham, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1999

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Allan Robert Goldstein, MD
(205) 871-9112
3918 Montclair Rd Ste 200
Birmingham, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1965
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Hospital: Brookwood Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al; Baptist Montclair Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
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Dr.Christopher Makris
(205) 939-9583
1600 7th Ave S # 600ACC
Birmingham, AL
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M
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
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Pulmonologist
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Robert Bernard Mann
(256) 766-3062
409 North Cedar Street
Florence, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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(256) 314-1080
1111 S Raleigh Ave # 500
Sheffield, AL
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Pulmonologist
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Alan Wesley Purvis
(334) 793-9564
4300 W Main St
Dothan, AL
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Pulmonary Disease

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William G Kuczerpa
(256) 891-7001
9511 Us Highway 431
Albertville, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Amit Gaggar, MD
Birmingham, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 2000

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Wallace Dale Prophet, MD
(334) 793-9564
4370 W Main St
Dothan, AL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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