Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management The Colony TX

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.

Melissa Lasola Tompkins, MD
(972) 394-2971
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1989

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Vivek Anand Padegal, MD
4333 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Melissa Lasola Tompkins
(972) 394-2971
4333 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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William Matthew Bartek, MD
Plano, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jeff Earl Taylor
(972) 758-6000
4708 Alliance Blvd Ste 300
Plano, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Joseph V Surdacki
(972) 865-2880
3032 E Hebron Pkwy
Carrollton, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Richard Michael Rembecki, MD
(214) 618-5437
3550 Parkwood Blvd Bldg G Ste 701
Frisco, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Tx; Presbyterian Hospital Of Dalla, Dallas, Tx; Trinity Med Ctr, Carrollton, Tx; Presbyterian Hospital Of Plano, Plano, Tx
Group Practice: Allergy & Asthma Specialists

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Tayler H Long
(214) 778-1075
6124 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX
Specialty
Pulmonary Disease

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Malladi Rama K Sastry, MD
(972) 596-2135
4100 W 15th St Ste 216
Plano, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Plano, Plano, Tx; Presbyterian Hospital Of Plano, Plano, Tx

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Peter N Schochet
(972) 981-3251
6200 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

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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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