By Chass Armstrong
Nearly 10 percent of all children in the United States suffer from asthma. Recent data has shown that of those children, nearly 60% had to miss up to four days of school at some point during the year because their asthma attacks were so severe.
There are many ways to treat childhood asthma, but two of the most common are with inhalers or nebulizers.
Though asthma inhalers are the most common wait to treat asthma by delivering medication to the lungs, they may not always be the best solution, especially for younger children. For starters the user has to be sure to coordinate their in and out breaths with the actual act of pushing the inhaler spray button. Also because the actual device may be hard for a child to operate this is best used for older children or adults. Since there is room for error with this device, it is estimated that nearly 20% of people use inhalers incorrectly. The best plus for inhalers are that they are very quick. You can simply attempt a puff or two and the medicine will be delivered if used correctly.
Another option is to use a nebulizer machine. Nebulizers are small machines that deliver an easy to breathe mist of asthma medication, and they are often the favorite choice of hospitals. The nebulizer use can put a mask on and breathe normally receiving small doses of medication over a period of time. It’s more easily inhaled without having to worry about timing. However it may take longer than a single ‘puff’ of an inhaler. Many nebulizers are also made in more kid friendly fashions as well with smaller masks with animals or cartoon characters.
In either case, if you are looking for a nebulizer or nebulizer medication, Aeroflow Healthcare will be happy to help you. Our staff is readily available to answer your questions and we can help you find the right nebulizer machine and medication. You can call us, toll free, at 1-888-345-1780 or online here.