Out of all of the allergens, pollens, and seasonal changes going on, nothing puts more children with asthma into the hospital than the common cold. With these colds, comes a cough which only gets worse and triggers already inflamed and irritated airways that give the nearly 7 million children with asthma so much trouble already.
The flu isn’t any better. It is estimated that 30% of the children who end up in the hospital with the flu, also suffer from asthma, which can lead to pneumonia. Because of the complications that can arise from the flu in children with asthma, this is why flu shots are highly recommended.
Along with getting a flu shot, making sure your child is on top of their asthma medication in the fall and winter is crucial.
Compared to an inhaler, a nebulizer is a preferred method of asthma medicine deliver for children. Many times children have poor technique when using an inhaler and they don’t get the full effect of the medicine.
Nebulizers also take more time and can become part of a routine for asthma maintenance, therefore increase consistent use.
If your child does have asthma, and is running low on nebulizer medication or needs a new nebulizer, we are more than happy to help you out. At Aeroflow we offer a wide array of asthma medication such as Albuterol, Ipratropium, and Budesonide, and we also have plenty of child specific nebulizers to choose from as well. Don’t hesitate to give us a call, toll free at (888) 345-1780. You can also reach us on the web, here. Our clinical staff can help to point you in the right direction and also help you see if you can get your nebulizer at little to no cost through insurance.
We look forward to hearing from you and wish both you and your child a safe, fun, and productive fall.