Choosing A Nebulizer Tool For The Treatment Of Asthma At Home?
, my son is 11 years old, suffering from shortness of breath (asthma). I beg for instructions about nebulisers ranging from the type (because I want to buy) to its use in connection with the illness. Thank you
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Need to clarify beforehand, have you ever checked your child to the doctor and diagnosed with asthma? What checks has he gone through? What treatments do doctors recommend? Besides tightness, are there any other complaints that your child is suffering from?
Shortness of breath is not always caused by asthma. Shortness of breath can also occur due to other disorders of the respiratory tract, for example due to bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, aspiration (choking), pneumothorax, emphysema, lung cancer, and so on. In addition, there are many more disorders of other organ systems that can also trigger shortness of breath, for example dyspepsia (increased stomach acid), heart failure, weak heart (cardiomyopathy), anemia, panic attacks, allergies, kidney disorders, and so on. Depending on the cause of the tightness, treatment of each of these conditions is not always done by nebulisation (steam therapy).
Shortness of breath can occur in asthmatics due to narrowing of the lower airway accompanied by increased mucus production. Not only shortness, asthma sufferers generally will also experience coughing and additional breath sounds, such as ngik-ngik (wheezing). These complaints often recur, for example when a child is exposed to cold air, pollution and air irritants (eg smoke), air substances (such as pollen, mold spores, animal fleas), respiratory infections, experience severe mental pressure, physical fatigue, or also experience reflux gastric acid. Differentiating the tightness due to asthma or other factors as mentioned above is often difficult for ordinary people to do. Therefore, you need to have your child first seen by a doctor or pediatrician so that it is known whether it is shortness of breath experienced due to asthma, or not. If true, of course the doctor himself will tell you the proper handling procedures, including when needed steam therapy independently at home.
Most drugs given through steam are not included in the class of over-the-counter medicines, so it is not appropriate if we describe them in an open forum like this. To help relieve your child's shortness of breath, we recommend that you take the following steps before checking your child with a doctor:
Move the child to a comfortable place. Ask the child to sit up straight, do not panic, loosen his clothes, regulate breathing well (inhale 2 seconds through the nose, then exhale 3 seconds through the mouth), do it repeatedly Keep the child away from substances that can trigger a recurrence asthma (as mentioned above) Do not carelessly give children drugs, including asthma medication, without doctor's advice Give children enough to eat and drink. Use the first medication to relieve asthma attacks (inhalers), if it has been prescribed by a doctor before.