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Sometimes babies and little kids have trouble getting asthma treatments with a nebulizer. Kids need to sit still for 5 to 15 minutes while they breathe in the medicine. Anyone with a young child knows just how hard that can be!
These tips can help make treatment time go smoothly:
It's important to follow the directions for giving treatments exactly as prescribed.
Kids who don't cooperate, don't keep the mask or mouthpiece snugly on their face, or who cry during treatment may not get a proper dose of their medicine. This can make an asthma flare-up more likely.
That's why keeping your child happy and calm is important for successful nebulizer treatments.
Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: August 24, 2017