How to give a breathing treatment

Last Modified: 1/02/2021

Your physician might prescribe nebulizer treatments if your child has a respiratory condition such as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), asthma, bronchiolitis or any other ailment causing the patient to wheeze. The device will deliver medication via a mask or mouthpiece so that the child can breathe it in through the nose, mouth or both. While these machines come in several different models and parents should always consult their physician before beginning, Reshma Khatri, MD, PPG – Pediatrics, takes us through the most basic steps every parent should know before administering a breathing treatment.

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