Babyhaler for Asthma

My daughter has been coughing again since Friday so we brought her to the pedia-pulmonologist today. The doctor told us that he thinks it is time for us to upscale her asthma treatment… since the maintenance medicine doesn’t seem to be working, he prescribed an inhaler for her. He also advised us to get a Babyhaler to make sure that she gets the medicine from the inhaler correctly. I haven’t seen a Babyhaler before so when we bought one earlier, this is what I saw.

The doctor said that she will be using it for at least a few months. I pray that may God use these medicines to help her be healed and let her Asthma attacks become less and less frequent.

Symptoms of Asthma Attacks

My daughter Kyla has some colds and cough for a few days now. 2 nights ago, she started coughing non-stop again. This is a symptom of an asthma attack. So last night, we started to use the Nebulizer to help her breathe and stop the severe coughing. She has been diagnosed to have asthma on 2008. Her pediatrician mentioned to us that once a person has been diagnosed with asthma, it is a lifetime illness. It can not be cured but a person can be given maintenance medications so asthma attacks are lessened. Asthma attacks are common on cold weather, like what we are having for the past week. Let me share with you some common symptoms of asthma (taken from Asthma in Children)

  • wheezing
  • cough – chronic or recurring (worse particularly at night and in the early hours of the morning)
  • pain or a tight feeling in the chest
  • shortness of breath
  • flaring of the nostrils when breathing in (especially in children)
  • interrupted talking
  • agitation
  • hyperinflation (appearance of hunched shoulders, hunching forward or preferring not to lie down)
  • We may notice that our child has less stamina during active playtime than his or her peers. Or the child may limit his or her activity to prevent coughing or wheezing. The child may have heavy breathing, shortness of breath, and wheezing at rest or with exercise. These symptoms may be subtle and only recognized during activity.

    Asthma is hereditary. If you or your spouse has asthma, there is a big chance that your kids will have it too. Knowledge about asthma and its symptoms can help us to detect whether our kids are having asthma attacks already.