Administering a child's asthma medication is not as easy as you may think. In fact, a recent study in the Journal of Asthma found that only one caregiver out of the 169 observed did it correctly. Follow these steps to ensure your child is getting the dose he needs.
9. Have your child take six deep, slow breaths in order to get all the medicine into his lungs.
10. Leave the mask on; wait 30 seconds before a second puff (the usual dose for a rescue inhaler).
Source: Marina Reznik, M.D, M.S, a physician at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York,
Originally published in the May 2015 issue of Parents magazine.
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