Just wondering at what age can kids use the inhaler on their own without a spacer? My daughter is nearly 6, and gets asthma when a cold comes along, uses her spacer all the time, just wanted to know out of curiosity? =)
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08-04-2012 15:31 #1Junior Member
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Using a spacer with inhaler for asthma??
08-04-2012 15:54 #2Senior Member
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It's recommended that children (up till about 12-13) because they don't always have the coordination to get all the medication into their lungs if not using a spacer. This is particularly true if they are short of breath and having difficulty taking a deep breath. If you don't have one on hand don't stress it's better to get some ventolin rather than none (such as when out and about). Hope this helps
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08-04-2012 16:16 #4
The bigger the volume in the spacer the better . It allows longer for the particles to float around before sticking . They are the best invention.
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08-04-2012 17:11 #6
She has has never seen any of us use them I might get my brother to show her when I see him next. Both my dh and mil are ridiculous when it comes just having their puffer that mil prefers to continue attacking and I'll administer dhs lol
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