Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tsholo | 2008/09/01

Q.

Asthavent pump

My 20 month-old baby was diagnosed with bronchopneumonia and is now better but with a clear runny nose and a bit of a cough. During the follow-up visit we were given among others, Asthavent (I think) &  a pump to use when he' s coughing apparently to clear up the airways.
Is it safe to use the pump several times during the day? Can I only use it before he sleeps at night or should it be only when he' s coughing?
Thanks!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The Asthavent inhaler is safe to use, but only if your baby is coughing or wheezing. The inhaler must be used with a spacer and facemask. Do not use it more than 3 times a day.

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Posted by: Dorothy | 2016/06/26

Im taking ARV drugs and sometimes I have short breath, is it safe for me to use Asthavent inhaler?

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Posted by: nombuso thabede | 2016/04/03

I am a student and i have been investigating about a respiratory system what i saw is that a human body is very complicated and unique COPD which is a disease that is caused by several of thing eg air pollution,medication,food how does food effect / cause asthma #NO 2 AIR POLLUTION

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Posted by: Nina | 2013/09/21

Is asthavent pump safe to use for a 14 month old? With a spacer and face mask of course. And is 2.5mil is aspelone also safe to use for a child of this age?

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2013/07/02

My paed told me to use every 4 hours.? My child is 24months? 2 puffs every 4 hourss??

Reply to Anonymous
Posted by: Anonymous | 2013/07/02

My paed told me to use every 4 hours.? My child is 24months? 2 puffs every 4 hourss??

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