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Old 03-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #21
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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 alberterol with the inhaler vs the neb
Same here.

I just put our neb on the couch behind a pillow. Masks the sound. Spacers never worked for us so we use the neb and switch to inhaler around 6-7 years old.

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They don't deliver as much albuterol.
Absolutely the opposite. You get far better medicine distribution with an inhaler/spacer. From your friendly neighborhood respiratory therapist

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Absolutely the opposite. You get far better medicine distribution with an inhaler/spacer. From your friendly neighborhood respiratory therapist

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interesting because our respiratory therapist said the opposite with little kids.

oh well we just stick with our neb since we don't need it very often
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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
Exactly what my pediatrician told me.
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Absolutely the opposite. You get far better medicine distribution with an inhaler/spacer. From your friendly neighborhood respiratory therapist

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If this was the case why wouldn't they be giving out inhalers? Every Dr I've taken my kids to prescribes albuterol in a neb.
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If this was the case why wouldn't they be giving out inhalers? Every Dr I've taken my kids to prescribes albuterol in a neb.
My pulminologist gave us an inhaler and mask to keep in the diaper bag for when we are out and about and can't use a neb.

But...DS still won't use it correctly. He pulls away every time as soon as you squirt the ventolin. We've been trying to get him to do it for 2 years. Even that long, we still haven't mastered it. He will be 4 in a month.
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My pulminologist gave us an inhaler and mask to keep in the diaper bag for when we are out and about and can't use a neb.

But...DS still won't use it correctly. He pulls away every time as soon as you squirt the ventolin. We've been trying to get him to do it for 2 years. Even that long, we still haven't mastered it. He will be 4 in a month.
We got one for daycare because its easier. But haven't used it.
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If this was the case why wouldn't they be giving out inhalers? Every Dr I've taken my kids to prescribes albuterol in a neb.
$$$$! Nebs are way cheaper and parents are more likely to use them because of cost savings vs MDI. Also, many resp issues in children are temporary (related to infection, virus etc) so they are far more likely to spend $10 on a pack of albuterol neb vials as opposed to a $50 MDI.

I just saw this thread again for some reason and thought I would respond. I did my masters thesis on drug distribution via different methods of admin. MDI and spacer (used correctly) wins every time.

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Re: Ay experience with loud nebulizers?

It just took a little time for my boys to get used to it. They both have really crummy lungs that seem to react to everything. We have an inhaler with an aerochamber for both and then the neb when that hasn't been enough to help them.
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We used an empty tube to pretend that Dolly was getting a nebulizer treatment. I'd hold it up to her mouth and make the noise like the compressor. DD joined in and that helped her accept it more. We have also done watching loud cartoons, doing it in the carrier, and letting her sit on the counter and play with special stuff.
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