Use Of Inhalers To Treat Colds In Children 6 Years Old?
t night? I want to ask is it okay to use an inhaler at the age of 6 years?
Colds in children can be caused by several things such as the flu, respiratory infections, allergic reactions or due to inflammation of the sinuses. This condition is often caused by a viral infection. To deal with colds in children, several efforts can be made, such as by:
Use steam and warm showers to help clear the airways, you can also use a humidifier to keep the room moist so colds are less
Use saline solution to clear nasal passages
Keep the condition of the child's room clean and free of dust so it doesn't trigger more severe colds
Give the child more fluids, you can also give warm foods such as soup broth, honey, or other warm liquids
Try to position the child's head higher while sleeping so that it is more comfortable when breathing
You can also rub the child's back and chest with oil to warm the child, such as using telon oil or a special child balm.
The use of inhalers or inhalers that often contain menthol and camper should be avoided in children because they can cause irritation or allergic reactions if excessive. Better to use other ways to relieve the child's breathing. Check with your doctor if the cold doesn't improve, is accompanied by fever, shortness of breath, or a skin rash.
Hope it is useful,
dr. Adi P.