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Does your asthmatic child have a rescue inhaler?

Our son has been on breathing treatments since he was 5 weeks old, he's 3 and a half, now. He rarely needs a treatment now but when he gets tight or wheezy, we give him one. Do they make rescue inhalers for toddlers? We're going on vacation in a few weeks and I don't want to lug his nebulizer on our cruise ship and if he has an attack who knows how far away from or room we'll be at the time. I'll call his doctor tomorrow to see what he recommends but I was just wondering if any of you gals have a resce inhaler for your preschooler.


Asked by EwansMommy at 10:43 PM on Aug. 2, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • They do..and they have a special chamber/tube thing to make it easier.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:46 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • My kids aren't asthmatic but I have been since I was a year old and they used all sorts of inhalers for me when I was growing up, even during my toddler years I had an inhaler. It was probably one of the first things I learned to do - was that proper way to use an inhaler.

    Answer by momof2inCT2007 at 10:49 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:50 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Thanks! I'll give him a call tomorrow, for sure. I use albuterol but I'm assuming that kids probably get a different dose for their little lungs. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Comment by EwansMommy (original poster) at 10:47 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Awesome! Thanks, girls!

    Comment by EwansMommy (original poster) at 11:12 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

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