Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management Torrington CT

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.

Richard Niel Krinsky
(860) 496-9669
1215 New Litchfield St
Torrington, CT
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Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Nelson A Bondhus
(860) 314-6020
25 Newell Rd
Bristol, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Michael Stephen Ptaszynski
(860) 314-6020
25 Newell Rd
Bristol, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Vito Anthony Angelillo, MD
(860) 582-5648
8 Nursery Cir
Bristol, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1971

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Stephen Peter Caminiti, MD
(860) 314-6020
25 Newell Rd Ste D25
Bristol, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1986
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Hospital: Bristol Hosp, Bristol, Ct
Group Practice: Bristol Hospitol

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Steven Lee Grund, MD
(860) 224-5410
7 Bigwood Ln
Burlington, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 2000

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Leslie Lindenberg
(860) 678-1884
40 Dale Rd
Avon, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Pacifico G Flores, MD
(860) 582-4645
665 Terryville Ave
Bristol, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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Yinfei Hung
(860) 314-6020
25 Newell Rd
Bristol, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Daniel Anthony Gerardi, MD
(860) 714-4055
50 Drumlin Rd
West Simsbury, CT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med, Farmington Ct 06032
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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