Pediatric Asthma Treatment & Management West Chicago 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.

Mary Elizabeth Zinn, MD
(847) 981-3660
25 North Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Female
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1982

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Arnon Erez Rubin, MD
(773) 702-1000
300 Randall Rd
Geneva, IL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1997

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Alexander Delgadillo, MD
(708) 879-3500
34 N Water St
Batavia, IL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il

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Timothy Mc Gee, DO
(847) 981-3660
Batavia, IL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1986

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Therese Winifred Zeman, MD
100 Spalding Dr Ste 102
Naperville, IL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1982

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Keith Gordey, MD
(708) 665-0202
302 Randall Rd Ste 309
Geneva, IL
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1983

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Alexander Delgadillo
(630) 879-3500
34 N Water St
Batavia, IL
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Pulmonary Disease

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Alice M Rupp
(630) 355-5302
636 Raymond Dr
Naperville, IL
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Pulmonary Disease

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Md Abdur Rashid, MD
(630) 690-6400
172 MacIntosh Ct
Glen Ellyn, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chittagong Med Coll, Univ Of Chittagong, Bangladesh (704-10 Pr 7/1972)
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Mary Zinn
100 Spalding Drive #330
Naperville, IL
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Pulmonologist
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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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