As kids go back to school, it is important to remember their medical necessities. Don't forget to send an extra MDI and holding chamber or nebulizer to school. From recess, to PE, to spelling, you never know when an attack might occur.

Holding chambers cost as little as $23, which is a small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing your child can get the treatment he/she do desperately needs. Many chambers come equipped with masks to help the littlest patients get a safe and effective treatment. Don't forget to send instructions for use so that all teachers, aids, and nurses are aware of your child's condition and treatment.

If your child is used to taking nebulizer treatments, be sure to have spare or portable nebulizer available. You never know then freshly cut grass at recess may send your child into an asthma attack. Don't forget to tell the PE teacher about your child's asthma, as exercise and outdoor allergies can be triggers for many kids. Some small, portable nebulizers, like the Omron Micro Air (Ne-U22V), come with a convenient protective case which allows them to be tossed into a backpack.

If you don't want to invest as much into a portable nebulizer (which cost over $100), getting your child a children's nebulizer system, complete with sanitary carrying case, may take some of the stigma and fear out of taking a breathing treatment at school. From Margo Moo the cow to a Speedster Race Car, these fun, kids-themed nebulizers come with cute carrying bags that look like book bags, but house important and reliable medical equipment. You may also want to invest in some disposable nebulizer sets, so you don't have to worry about contamination or bringing home used sets. These sets ensure your child has a clean nebulizer for every treatment.