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    Good to know then, not that she was having a problem with using it was just curious. I have heard of nebulizers being quite affective?? She has a vaporizer but apparently not as good as the nebulizer

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    a bit OT but, i grew up on a nebuliser... i spent more than half of my childhood on one actually.

    it takes ages, and from my experience (although at the time there was no other way really as i was always chronically ill with my asthma all.the.time) its kinda cruel to make a little one sit there for a long period of time on one, when it can be over quickly with inhalers and a spacer.

    i use a spacer now and love it! i believe it also has reduced the risk of oral thrush which i have sometimes gotten despite rinsing my mouth afterwards.

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    As previously mentioned in this thread I was told by my paediatrician to always use a spacer as it makes the ventolin more efficient.

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    As bad as it may sound, the more kids scream & cry when having spacers, the better it is. Their airways open up further getting more medication in.

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    You can contact Asthma Australia for information and advice on 1800ASTHMA (1800278462) you can also register online to have a free Control pack sent to you that has heaps of information to help you better manage asthma symptoms and includes an emergency fridge magnet.
    http://asthmaaustralia.org.au/assist/

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    DD1 was given an inhaler for the first time at 18yo, and the Dr gave her a spacer.


 

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