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Helping Use a Nebulizer

Help your child get the most out of their asthma treating nebulizer. These simple guidelines show you how.

 

Sometimes children’s allergy symptoms don’t stop with a stuffy nose and watery eyes. If your child has allergic asthma, the most common form of asthma, exposure to allergens like pollen and mold can cause breathing passages to become swollen and inflamed. Childhood allergies that trigger asthma can lead to wheezing, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. 

When that happens, your child’s doctor may prescribe the use of a breathing machine called a nebulizer. The following Q & A will help you teach your child how to get the most benefit from using a nebulizer.

What Is a Nebulizer?

A nebulizer is a machine that’s used to deliver asthma medication to the lungs. It does this by converting liquid medication into a mist. The mist can then be inhaled. See more