August 22, 2013 2 min read
A nebulizer is a breathing machine used to treat pulmonary conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other respiratory illnesses. They administer medication in the form of the mist that is inhaled directly into the lungs, via a mask or mouthpiece. Because inhalers cannot be used by infants and can be difficult for children to use effectively, pediatric nebulizers are often the best option when it comes to treating youngsters’ respiratory conditions. However, in order for a treatment to be effective, the child must sit still for 10-15 minutes, and breathe deeply enough for the medication to get deep into the lungs – and if you have a little one, you know how difficult it can be to get them to cooperate. To make matters more difficult, nebulizers typically make a lot of noise, creating a potentially scary situation. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help make treatments less intimidating for your child.
Here are 7 suggestions for making the process less stressful.
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