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Care of and use of spacer device

What is a spacer device? A spacer device is a plastic container designed for easy delivery of asthma medication in the form of aerosol from the metered dose inhaler. The asthma medications are the reliever and the preventer. Metered dose inhaler Source: http://www.ayurprakash.com/get-the-best-ayurvedic-treatment-of-bronchial-asthma-in-india/ The spacer device is used to deliver …

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Care of and use of spacer device

What is a spacer device? A spacer device is a plastic container designed for easy delivery of asthma medication in the form of aerosol from the metered dose inhaler. The asthma medications are the reliever and the preventer. Metered dose inhaler Source: http://www.ayurprakash.com/get-the-best-ayurvedic-treatment-of-bronchial-asthma-in-india/ The spacer device is used to deliver …

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Use of nebulizer

A nebulizer is a machine that converts liquid medication into fine mist that is inhaled into the lung. It pushes compressed air through the liquid medication turning it into the mist form. This is then inhaled through either a facemask or a mouthpiece. Usually it takes 5-10 minutes to nebulize …

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Prolonged (Chronic) Cough In Children

Introduction  Prolonged (chronic) cough is a common problem in children. Cough arises from any causes involving upper airways (nose, throat) and/or lower airways (windpipe and lungs). Even though viral infections of the airways and lungs are the most common cause, the other rarer causes of prolonged cough need to be …

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Acute Bronchiolitis

Introduction Bronchiolitis is an acute infectious disease of the lower respiratory tract that occurs primarily in the very young, most commonly infants between 2 and 6 months old. It is a clinical diagnosis based upon: Breathing difficulties Cough Decreased feeding Irritability Apnoea in the very young Wheeze or crepitation on …

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Acute Cough in Children

Introduction  Cough is one of the most common presenting symptoms to healthcare professionals. It is often distressing to child and parents and affects their quality of life, school and work productivity. Healthy and normal kids do cough. However, how much cough is normal or expected? Studies have shown that normal …

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Stridor in Children

Stridor is a prominent continuous monophonic sound produced especially during inspiration breathing. It indicates upper airway narrowing which can be due to many causes. (Figure 1) Figure 1: Illustration of children’s airway Airway narrowing in children causes significant problem because their airway is generally smaller than adult. Any further narrowing …

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Croup in Children

Respiratory tract infection is the commonest infection in children. About 15% of respiratory tract infections in children are due to CROUP. CROUP is also known as acute laryngotracheobronchitis. As the name suggests, it’s an infection that affects the upper airway specifically larynx, trachea and bronchus in children. (Figure 1, 2). …

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Chest Infections

Introduction The human respiratory tract can be divided into the upper and the lower tract. The lower respiratory tract is situated inside the chest and consists of the airways and the air sacs. The term ‘chest infection’ includes infections of the airways (bronchitis) to the air sacs (pneumonia). Generally, chest …

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Asthma Action Plan

What is an asthma action plan? An asthma action plan is a written plan, customised for every asthmatic patient. The action plan is developed and designed by the doctor to help asthmatic patients to control their asthma. Action plans may differ from patient to patient depending on severity. The asthma …

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