Every child with asthma needs a treatment that provides immediate relief. The inhaled route is the simplest method of administration. Thanks to her, the drugs act directly in the bronchi, passage into the systemic route is virtually no need a much lower dose.
Steroids have a long-term action and should be administered regularly. Experts in Pediatrics adjust the dose depending on the severity of asthma and spirometry results.
If the patient has a cold, the dose may be increased for greater protection during this period. Treatment by inhalation has a preventive, effective and well tolerated effect.
- Metered Aerosol administration should always be performed using holding chambers. These are reservoirs where the drug is retained and only needs to breathe six times to enter the content in the bronchi.
- Based inhalers Dry powder inhalers such are characterized by durable, portable and easy to use. Presentation efficiency is comparable to that of metered aerosols. In addition, their use is widely accepted, especially among teenagers.
These side effects can be avoided through good dental hygiene mouthwash or taking a drink of water after administration of the drug. The use also decreases aereocámara. They are divided into two areas:
- Local effects: may occur independently of the administered dose. They present with changes in the voice, such as hoarseness, and fungi in the mouth or throat (oral thrush).
- General effects: may occur after several months of use with very high doses of inhaled steroids can cause growth retardation (reversible, the final size will be the same), weight gain, etc.. Before any doubt always turn to your pediatrician.