Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Editorial Board: Dr.Kamini Silvarajan MD/AAAM

Asthma Treatment

Children with a new-sprung diagnosis of asthma , particularly if they’ve new asthma symptoms and were diagnosed in the ER, are occasionally given exclusively an inhaler as their asthma handling.

To effectively handle your kid asthma and prevent asthma attacks, you’ll probably want another asthma treatment tools, which may include:-

• an asthma action plan

• a peak flow meter

• a spacer, either with or without a mask

• a nebulizer

An asthma action plan , which lists complete of your child’s medications and when he/she should consume them, can be particularly reformative to continue your child’s asthma under full control.

Peak Flow Meters

Utilising a peak flow meter, a small, portable device that your child blows in as strong as he can, you will be able to get a measurement of his lung function.

Peak flow meters come in a assortment of sizes and shapes. There are even digital peak flow meters in stock now that can store and print your child’s peak flow readings over time, such as the Microlife Digital Peak Flow Meter.

Illustrations of more simple, cheap peak flow meter include the:

• Assess Low Range Peak Flow Meter

• Assess Full Range Peak Flow Meter

• SpiroFlow Children’s Peak Flow Meter

• Omron Peak Air Peak Flow Meter

• Personal Best Low Range Peak Flow Meter

• Personal Best Full Range Peak Flow Meter

• AsthmaMentor Peak Flow Meter with AutoZone

• Mini-Wright Low Range Peak Flow Meter

• Mini-Wright Standard Range Peak Flow Meter

• Hudson Pocket Peak Flow Meter

While you do not necessitate a prescription for a peak flow meter, you ought see your pediatrician to find out how to use it, assist you understand how to work out what your child’s peak flow ought be, and to get an asthma action plan.

In addition to, exclude for adolescents who may have a higher predicted and individual best peak flow, you should probably get a “low range” model peak flow meter for your child. Contrary to a “full range” peak flow meter that gives readings over 850 L/min, a “low range” peak flow meter usually only goes up to about 390 L/min.


A spacer can assist make it more at ease for your child to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI).Without a spacer,your child has to breath in almost at the precise time that he actuates the MDI, which can be hard, specially for children under age 5.

The spacer attaches to the MDI, and can accommodate the medicine until your child inhales, so the timing isn’t as critical. This aids more of the medicine get to your child’s lungs, rather than simply in his mouth.

Generally used spacers include the:-

• AeroChamber Plus Valved Holding Chamber

• OptiChamber Advantage Valved Holding Chamber

• PARI Vortex Holding Chamber

Spacer with Mask

Besides using a spacer, children below age 4 years old should normally use a spacer with a mask.These attach to a metered dose inhaler, but rather than your child merely inhaling through the mouthpiece of the spacer, a mask is accompanied that goes over your child’s nose and mouth.

Generally used spacers with a mask include the:-

• AeroChamber Plus with Small Mask

• AeroChamber Plus with Medium Mask

• Small Pediatric Mask for OptiChamber Holding Chamber

• Medium Pediatric Mask for OptiChamber Holding Chamber

• Adult Mask for OptiChamber Holding Chamber

A nebulizer , which is more normally known as a “breathing machine” by parents, includes an air compressor to deliver an aerosolized breathing treatment to your child with asthma.

They are particularly reformative for younger children who are not able to use an inhaler or don’t cooperate when using an inhaler with a spacer and mask. And many parents prefer using a nebulizer over their child’s inhaler when they are having a severe asthma attack.

Commonly used nebulizers include the:-

• Omron NE-C28 CompAir Compressor Nebulizer

• Stratos Compact Aerosol Compressor

• Mabis MiniComp Compressor Nebulizer Kit

• PARI Trek S Portable Compressor Nebulizer – a little costlier than most other nebulizers, but it is firmer, less ruffled, and smaller than other nebulizers too.

PARI Trek S Portable Compressor Nebulizer

• DeVilbiss Pulmo-Aide Compact Compressor Nebulizer

• Pari Proneb Ultra II Plus Compressor Nebulizer System

Keep in mind that you may need to buy a separate mask for some nebulizers, which are a great deal essential if your child is under 5 years old:-

• Omron Pediatric Aerosol Mask

• Bubbles The Fish Pediatric Mask For Pari Nebulizer