Asthma & Allergies
At Nielsen Clinic, we first determine the extent of your child’s asthma or allergy symptoms, after which we can determine a course of treatment. Our treatment approach not only helps manage asthma and allergies, but helps improve your child's immune system in order to reduce the frequency of symptoms, thereby also helping to reduce the frequency and severity of coughs and colds.
Our approach to asthma and allergies is not only proactive, but preventive. In addition, we work in conjunction with traditional therapies to help your child overcome asthma.
Below are sections providing information for common pediatric asthma complaints.
Asthma is a chronic lung condition that usually starts in childhood and occurs when the airways of the lungs develop inflammation causing the lung's airways to narrow.
Asthma is a condition that should not be ignored, nor should asthma patients ever avoid treatment or under-treatment as asthma can lead to severe respiratory disease and in rare cases sudden death.
Symptoms of Asthma
Asthma occurs when your body's immune system reacts to a foreign substance which can affect your respiratory tract.
Your body's immune system is designed to get rid of allergens or infection. As a result, the body starts to release several chemicals including histamine which causes sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and contraction of the lungs (broncho-constriction). While this is a standard process for those who suffer from asthma, their immune system overreacts causing the lungs to contact which triggers asthma symptoms.
Risk Factors for Developing Asthma
Children who have a family history of allergy, eczema and asthma tend to develop asthma. If one parent is diagnosed with allergies or asthma, the risk of the child developing asthma is 50%. If both parents have allergies or asthma, the asthma rate climbs to 75%.
Premature birth also increases the risk of asthma. Additionally, environmental factors such as smoking and dust mites can increase the risk of asthma.
Asthma Treatment - Integrating the Best of Both Medical Systems
At Nielsen Clinic we approach your child's asthma symptoms depending on the severity of their symptoms.
Once your child's asthma symptoms are controlled, we then proceed to a "step down" treatment, which is reducing your child's medications based on not only our opinion, but also taking into consideration other medical opinions.
+ Allergies (Hayfever or Seasonal Allergies)
For children suffering from seasonal allergies or hay fever, their symptoms not only affect them physically, but emotionally.
An allergic reaction occurs when the body's immune system becomes exposed to an allergen, which then causes the body's immune system to overreact causing symptoms of allergies.
Allergies can occur in the spring, summer and fall, and can also occur when an individual comes into contact with an allergen.
Symptoms of Allergies (Hayfever or Seasonal Allergies)
Symptoms can vary from child to child depending on the type of allergy they are exposed to.
Allergy symptoms usually show up as itchy eyes/nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, throat tightness, trouble breathing and vomiting. Those who develop severe allergic reactions can develop anaphylaxis which requires conventional treatment.
Risk Factors for Developing Asthma
Most children develop allergies from their parents (hereditary). However, children can develop allergies, even if no family members have allergies, due to several factors (natural birth vs. c-section, history of antibiotic use and digestive health).
Allergy (Hayfever/Seasonal Allergy) Treatment
At Nielsen Clinic, we approach your child's allergy symptoms depending on the severity of their symptoms.
Once your child's allergy symptoms are controlled, we then proceed to help reduce the sensitivity towards allergens.
Natural Ear Infection Treatment For Children
NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's™ (Remove, Restore & Rejuvenate)
Remove Symptoms of Asthma/Allergies
Remove symptoms of asthma/allergies.
Restore Normal Function
Restore normal function of the lungs, as well as ear, nose and throat.
Rejuvenate Immune System
Rejuvenate your child's immune system.