If you’re the parent of a child with asthma, allergies, or other lung problems, then you know that getting them to take their medication or do breathing treatments can be quite the feat. The process often involves bribes, tricks, and strained emotions on both sides. Too bad we don’t all have a Mary Poppins at our disposal, right?
What many parents don’t realize is that there are alternative treatments available for asthma and similar conditions that are easier on you and your child. A nebulizer, which vaporizes medication for children to breathe in through a mask, is one of those treatments. Take a look at how a nebulizer can be a lifesaver for you and your child.
Deliver medication directly to your child’s lungs.
Nebulizers turn liquid medication for asthma, lung infections (pneumonia, flu), and allergies into fine droplets. Inhaled as a mist or spray, the medication goes directly into your child’s airways, where it is needed the most. There’s no need to wait for their body to break it down, like with oral medications, or waste any on the back of the throat, like with an inhaler.
Make the medication process easy for your child.
It can be hard to get children to take pills or liquid medication, or even correctly use an inhaler. A nebulizer is very easy to use—all your child has to do is breathe normally into the mask for the specified treatment time. You can make nebulizer treatments a part of your regular nighttime routine, using this time to read a story or allow an extra 15 minutes of electronics time.
Pediatric nebulizers come in designs that can help reduce your child’s anxiety.
Inhalers and other treatments can be scary for kids, who may not be sure what’s going on or what they’re putting into their body. To help children feel more comfortable during treatments, nebulizers come in designs and sizes specifically for pediatric use. At BEK Medical, for example, we carry pediatric nebulizers that come as frogs, kangaroos, dogs, and other designs that appeal to children and can make treatments fun and comfortable.
Nebulizers, along with our wide array of other home medical supplies, are available in our online store or at any of our three Texas locations. Browse for the products you need today and feel free to contact our team with any questions!