Asthma causes children to cough, wheeze, and experience chest tightness or breathing troubles that are the result of inflamed lung passages. Symptoms can worsen if the lungs become irritated because of allergies, weather changes, exercise, or illness. There are two different types of asthma medications: short-term control medication and long-term control medication. The short-term control medication needs to be used with care as it can cause serious side effects if overused or administered incorrectly.
There are a few different types of inhalers on the market.
A discus is a powder-based inhaler that requires the following steps:
This turbuinhaler also contains a dry powder base that requires the following steps:
The aero-chamber is a metered dose inhaler that makes it easier to breathe in all the medicine and requires the following steps:
Also known as a compressor, the nebulizer requires these steps:
Always contact the doctor if your child:
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