Many respiratory care products are available to go with any neb sets or nebulizer machines you may already have. These products, such as the VORTEX holding chamber for asthmatic children, work to help your child have better breathing while away from the neb treatment. Holding chambers like the VORTEX increase the effectiveness of MDIs (metered dose inhalers) by reducing the amount of coordination required to inhale the MDI medication when it's dispersed.Read More
Another great product to have around the house is a peak flow meter. Peak flow meters, such as the personal best from Philips Respironics, measure your lung capacity, showing you how well your lungs are currently working. This information is invaluable as it shows you when you're more susceptible to an asthma attack, and should take care to avoid asthma triggers (such as dust, pet dander, and pollen).
Air purifiers are also great to have in the house as they remove airborne asthma triggers – making it less likely you or your child with have an asthma attack while indoors. These Crane air purifiers for kids come in two shapes: a shark and penguin, and should be placed within a bedroom to be most effective.