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Sometimes babies and little kids have trouble getting asthma treatments with a nebulizer. Kids need to sit still for 15 to 20 minutes while they breathe in the medicine. Anyone with a young child knows just how hard that can be!
These tips can help make treatment time go smoothly:
It’s important to follow the directions for giving treatments exactly as prescribed.
Kids who don’t cooperate, don’t keep the mask or mouthpiece snugly on their face, or who cry during treatment may not get a proper dose of their medicine. This can make an asthma flare-up more likely.
That’s why keeping your child happy and calm is important for successful nebulizer treatments.
If none of these techniques work for you, talk to your pediatrician or
A nebulizer may sound like a space gun, but you don’t have to be on a spaceship to use it.
A nebulizer is an electrically powered machine that turns liquid medication into a mist so that it can be breathed directly into the lungs through a face mask or mouthpiece.
Visit our Asthma Center for information and advice on managing and living with asthma.
Asthma means breathing problems. Find out what’s going on in the lungs and how to stay healthy, if you have it.
Inhalers and nebulizers are tools that help you get asthma medicine into the lungs. Find out how to use them.
Asthma is more common these days than it used to be. The good news is it’s also a lot easier to manage and control.
Kids who have asthma need to take medicine. But what kind of medicine do they take and what does it do? Let’s find out.
People use inhalers and nebulizers to get asthma medicine into their lungs. Find out more in this article for kids.
Find out how these asthma tools help kids take their medicines.
Asthma keeps more kids home from school than any other chronic illness. Learn how to help your child manage the condition, stay healthy, and stay in school.
Asthma medicine comes in two main types: quick-relief and long-term control medicines. Even if a child takes a long-term control medicine regularly, quick-relief medicine is still needed to handle flare-ups.
Asthma makes it hard to breathe. Find out more in this article for kids.
Asthma makes it hard to breathe. But with treatment, the condition can be managed so that kids can still do the things they love. Learn all about asthma.
Asthma is a lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. Learn all about asthma here.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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