Natural Asthma Treatments For Kids

By A Board-Certified Pediatric Naturopathic Doctor

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Dr. Kiera Smialek is passionate about helping children suffering from asthma. This chronic disease can be managed through natural methods. Asthma is the most common chronic illness in childhood. Approximately, 1 in 10 school aged children suffer from asthma and it is the top reason why children miss school.

As you probably already know, asthma causes inflammation in the airways that leads to narrowing of the airways making it more difficult to breathe.

What you might not know is that proper asthma treatments vary from child to child. There is no "one size fits all" solution; you need a treatment plan tailored to your child's body & needs.

Most kids aren’t diagnosed with asthma until they are 5 or 6 years old. However, symptoms are often present prior this age and can indicate a tendency to developing asthma as a child gets older. To get started developing your child's treatment, give Dr. Kiera a call at 480.771.4422.

Treatment Options

Dr. Kiera Smialek is well-versed in using safe, effective natural treatments for asthma. In addition, Dr. Kiera is very knowledgeable in conventional asthma medications and is able to prescribe these as needed.

Naturopathic treatment of asthma involves identifying the underlying cause and regulating immune system response. The goal of treatment is to decrease susceptibility to asthma attacks so that attacks become less frequent and less severe. Often children improve so much that they can be weaned off of medications under careful medical supervision.

Dr. Kiera will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your child that might include:

  • Allergy testing and treatment
  • Immunotherapy
  • Nutritional counseling and testing
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Homeopathic medicine

How To Tell If Your Child Has Asthma

A proper asthma diagnosis often can't be made at the infant or toddler stage. That said, many asthma like symptoms can be managed through natural means. Common symptoms of asthma include:

  • Coughing, especially at night or during exercise or when laughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast breathing that causes the skin around the ribs or neck to pull in tightly
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Frequent colds that settle in the chest

Asthma symptoms are often triggered by exposure to allergens (pollen, animal dander, dust mites, foods), irritants in the air (smoke, strong odors, pollution), changes in weather conditions, exercise, excitement/stress or illnesses.

Even if you see these symptoms it does not necessarily mean that your child has asthma.  To learn more, give us a call at 480.771.4422 or fill out the form below:

 
 
 
 

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