For young children not yet used to nebulizer treatments, the experience can sometimes be scary. But there are several pediatric nebulizers designed to be kid-friendly and keep your child occupied during his or her treatment. Here are some of our most popular models.
Back to school can be a difficult time for any young student, but for kids with asthma, it can bring a new set of challenges. Fear of an asthma attack at school, or worrying about the stigma attached to a loud and disruptive breathing machine can cause anxiety for kids. Creating a written asthma action plan with together with your healthcare provider can help your child to feel in control of his asthma and reduce anxiety.
A new portable nebulizer from MABIS DMI, called the MABIS NebPak, has been specially designed with children and young adults in mind. MABIS developed this ultrasonic nebulizer specifically for children who need nebulizer treatments during the day, while in school. Many children are hesitant to take their nebulizer machine with them to school due to a fear of what fellow classmates may think.
For families with asthmatic children it’s important to create an asthma action plan before the new school year starts. An asthma action plan is a coordinated effort between you and the school to better control your child’s asthma. Aside from providing information about your child’s condition, it also informs the school staff of what to do in case of an asthma attack, and what to do if your child doesn’t respond well to the medication during an attack.
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.