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Old 03-08-2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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Re: Ay experience with loud nebulizers?

I'll add that as she got older, my daughter shared that she was also scared of the "smoke". She thought it would be hot and hurt her, so that added to her fear until we could teach her that it was fine. We didn't need to use it often, but it was a struggle whenever we did have to have a treatment.

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When my DS2 was that age he had to use a neb for his pertussis. I used long tubing, my dad has sleep apnea so he had lots of extra tubing. Sometimes I'd just cover his ears and rock him. If it was going to be a long term things, I love the idea of noise reducing headphones.
I also wanted to add that my doctor explained that it was a myth that crying made the neb work better. It actually has the opposite effect, making them exhale more. I've heard the same from many of my RN friends.
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Re: Ay experience with loud nebulizers?

We aren't using the mask either, and he's actually doing okay with it although he is definitely startled when we first turn it on and asks for it to be turned off (even though we tell him first that we are going to turn it on and it will be loud). We read or let him watch some kids songs on youtube on the ipad. He is tolerating that. I am nervous about the night time sessions though. I think he is going to wake up frightened if I turn it on while he is asleep, if I wake him, well I think that will upset him too. (He is scared of various loud noises, but is learning to cover his ears, etc.). Oh well, he needs it every 4 hours for now so we will see how it goes and maybe see if we can figure out where to get longer tubing tomorrow! The noise cancelling headphones are a great idea too. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and support!
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He's 19 months... Too little for inhaler. Thanks for the suggestions!
You can get an aero chamber (spacer) with a mask and one-way valve for inhaler use on a little one. You actually get more medicine that way than a neb.
As for you neb (since that's what you already have) I used to turn it on and get him used to the noise and then actually give the med once he was asleep. Now he's 2 and holds his own, but it was a struggle when he was tiny for a while. Since its a temp treatment, try to power through the best you can. Hopefully baby will be feeling better soon and you won't have to mess with it anymore.

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You can get an aero chamber (spacer) with a mask and one-way valve for inhaler use on a little one. You actually get more medicine that way than a neb.


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This is what I was saying about using an inhaler. He isn't too young at all. This is what DD uses.

Eta: Here is DDs. The second pic shows the valves. The bottom one only allows the medicine/air to be sucked in and the top one only allows air out. It's a lifesaver.

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Re: Ay experience with loud nebulizers?

HOw about do it in the bathroom with the shower running? do you have an ipod you could put on headphones for him to listen?
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This is what I was saying about using an inhaler. He isn't too young at all. This is what DD uses.

Eta: Here is DDs. The second pic shows the valves. The bottom one only allows the medicine/air to be sucked in and the top one only allows air out. It's a lifesaver.
They don't deliver as much albuterol.
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They don't deliver as much albuterol.
I've heard the opposite. DDs pulm has no problem with us using the spacer.
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I've heard the opposite. DDs pulm has no problem with us using the spacer.
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I've heard the opposite. DDs pulm has no problem with us using the spacer.
That's cool...

ours told us that they weren't ready for it until at least 4-5 years old ... so we've just stuck with the neb. Even with our 6 year old.

and that they don't get as much albuterol with the inhaler vs the neb
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