AboutKidsHealth

 

 

Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerAAsthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerAsthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z6.1000000000000072.1000000000000791.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Inhalers are most effective when used in with a spacer, or aerosol-holding chamber. Learn how to use and administer a metered dose inhaler with a spacer.</p><p> If your child has asthma, it is important you make sure they are receiving the dosage of their medicine effectively. Learn how to deliver your child's asthma medicine using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer, which attaches to a mouthpiece or a mask. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> A metered-dose inhaler (MDI) should be used with a spacer to get a dose of medicine into your child's lungs. </li><li> Young children will need help using an MDI properly. </li><li> Younger children may need to use a spacer with a mask. When they are old enough to use a spacer with a mouthpiece, they should switch. Spacers with mouthpieces deliver medicine more effectively. </li></ul>
使用带有储雾罐的定量气雾吸入器(MDI)使使用带有储雾罐的定量气雾吸入器(MDI)Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerChineseSimplifiedNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z71.00000000000006.000000000000001093.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z带有储雾罐或气雾剂存贮室的吸入器是最有效的。了解如何使用和管理带有储雾罐的吸入器。<br>
Asthme: comment utiliser un aérosol doseur avec espaceurAAsthme: comment utiliser un aérosol doseur avec espaceurAsthma: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) with a SpacerFrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z6.0000000000000071.00000000000001093.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les inhalateurs sont le plus efficaces lorsqu’ils sont munis d’un espaceur ou d’une aérochambre. Découvrez comment utiliser et administrer un aérosol doseur avec espaceur.</p><p>Si votre enfant souffre d’asthme, il est important de vous assurer qu’il reçoit la dose de son médicament de manière efficace. Apprenez comment administrer à votre enfant son médicament contre l’asthme en employant un aérosol doseur avec espaceur qui s’attache à un embout buccal ou à un masque.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Un aérosol doseur devrait être employé avec un espaceur afin d’administrer une dose de médicament dans les poumons de votre enfant. </li> <li> Les jeunes enfants devront être aidés afin d’utiliser un aérosol doseur de manière adéquate. </li> <li>Les très jeunes enfants pourraient devoir utiliser un espaceur avec un masque. Lorsqu’ils seront suffisamment grands, ils devraient changer pour un espaceur utilisé avec un embout buccal. Les tubes d’espacement employés avec un embout buccal administrent le médicament de manière plus efficace.</li></ul>
使用帶儲霧罐的定量吸入器 (MDI)使使用帶儲霧罐的定量吸入器 (MDI)Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerChineseTraditionalNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z1093.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z配合儲霧器使用時吸入器是一種很有效的工具。學習如何使用帶儲霧罐的定量吸入器。
ਸਾਹ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਅੰਦਰ ਖਿੱਚਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਦਵਾਈ ਦੀ ਮਾਪੀ ਹੋਈ ਖ਼ੁਰਾਕ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਯੰਤਰ (ਐੱਮ ਡੀ ਆਈ) ਦੀ ਸਪੇਸਰ ਨਾਲ ਵਰਤੋਂਸਾਹ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਅੰਦਰ ਖਿੱਚਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਦਵਾਈ ਦੀ ਮਾਪੀ ਹੋਈ ਖ਼ੁਰਾਕ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਯੰਤਰ (ਐੱਮ ਡੀ ਆਈ) ਦੀ ਸਪੇਸਰ ਨਾਲ ਵਰਤੋਂUsing a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerPunjabiNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ਇਨਹੇਲਰਜ਼ ਜਦੋਂ ਸਪੇਸਰ ਜਾਂ ਐਰੋਸੋਲ-ਹੋਲਡਿੰਗ ਚੈਂਬਰ ਨਾਲ ਵਰਤੇ ਜਾਣ ਉਦੋਂ ਉਹ ਵਧੇਰੇ ਅਸਰਦਾਇਕ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ। ਦਵਾਈ ਦੀ ਮਾਪੀ ਹੋਈ ਖ਼ੁਰਾਕ ਵਾਲੇ ਇਨਹੇਲਰ ਸਪੇਸਰ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਵਰਤਣੇ ਹਨ, ਬਾਰੇ ਸਿੱਖ</p>
மீட்டர் உள்ள மூச்சிழுப்பு மருந்துக்குப்பி (MDI) ஸ்பேசர் புட்டி உடன் உபயோகித்தல்மீட்டர் உள்ள மூச்சிழுப்பு மருந்துக்குப்பி (MDI) ஸ்பேசர் புட்டி உடன் உபயோகித்தல்Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>மீட்டர்ட் டோஸ் இன்ஹேலர் (MDI) என்பது ஆஸ்துமா மருந்தை உட்செலுத்துவதற்காக உபயோகப்படுத்தப்படும் ஒரு மூச்சு உள்வாங்கி கருவி.</p>
میٹرڈ ڈوز انہیلر (ایم ڈی آئی) کا سپیسر کے ساتھ استعمالممیٹرڈ ڈوز انہیلر (ایم ڈی آئی) کا سپیسر کے ساتھ استعمالUsing a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z1093.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zاگر انہیلر کو سپیسر یا ایروزل ہولڈنگ چیمبر کے ساتھ استعمال کیا جائے تو یہ سب سے ذیادہ موثر ہوتے ہیں۔ میٹرڈ ڈوز انہیلر کو سپیسر کے ساتھ استعمال کرنا اور اسکی دیکھ بھال کرنا سیکھیں۔

 

 

AsthmaAsthmaAsthmaAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Asthma affects the lungs and can cause your child to feel short of breath, have tightness in their chest and experience coughing and wheezing. Learn more about what asthma is, how it is diagnosed and how it can be controlled.</p><p>Asthma is a condition that affects the lungs and can cause your child to feel short of breath, have tightness in their chest and experience coughing and wheezing. With good asthma control, your child can go on to live a normal and healthy life. Learn more about what asthma is, how it is diagnosed and how it can be controlled. You will also learn about the medicines used to treat asthma and the different devices used to give them.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Asthma: An overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma is a condition that affects your child's lungs. It is the most common chronic illness in children. Early diagnosis and treatment of asthma is helpful to control asthma symptoms or prevent further asthma episodes.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=785&language=English">Asthma: An overview and care after a hospital visit</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1470&language=English">What is asthma?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1471&language=English">Asthma: Making a diagnosis</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Asthma medicines</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma medicines help to keep your child's asthma under control and make symptoms less severe. Learn about the different types of asthma medicines.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1472&language=English">Asthma medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1473&language=English">Asthma: Controller medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1474&language=English">Asthma: Reliever medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1475&language=English">Asthma: Oral steroids</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Asthma devices</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma inhaler devices deliver asthma medicine to your child's lungs. Learn about the different devices and how to use them properly.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Metered-dose inhaler (MDI)</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1476&language=English">Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1478&language=English">Asthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Dry powder inhalers</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1479&language=English">Asthma: Using a Diskus inhaler</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1480&language=English">Asthma: Using a Turbuhaler</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Controlling your child's asthma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about triggers that could make your child's asthma worse and the warning signs to look out for. Find out how an asthma action plan and diary can help manage your child's asthma, and how a peak flow meter helps to monitor their asthma.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1482&language=English">Controlling your child's asthma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1487&language=English">Asthma action plan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1485&language=English">Asthma and exercise</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1488&language=English">Asthma diary</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1483&language=English">Asthma warning signs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1486&language=English">Using a peak flow meter to monitor asthma</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Asthma triggers</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1484&language=English">Asthma triggers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1963&language=English">Second-hand smoke</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Living with asthma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>If your child has well-controlled asthma, they should be able to go to school or day care regularly and participate in activities. Also find the answers to some frequently asked questions about asthma and some suggestions for further reading.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1489&language=English">Asthma in school</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1491&language=English">Asthma resources</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1490&language=English">Asthma: Frequently asked questions</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/asthma_learning_hub.jpgasthmahub

 

 

Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer1476.00000000000Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerAsthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z6.1000000000000072.1000000000000791.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Inhalers are most effective when used in with a spacer, or aerosol-holding chamber. Learn how to use and administer a metered dose inhaler with a spacer.</p><p> If your child has asthma, it is important you make sure they are receiving the dosage of their medicine effectively. Learn how to deliver your child's asthma medicine using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer, which attaches to a mouthpiece or a mask. </p><div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"><h2>What is a metered-dose inhaler?</h2> <figure><span class="asset-image-title">Metered-dose inhaler </span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Metered_Dose_Inhaler_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Canister, plastic holder and cap on an inhaler" /></figure> <p>Many asthma medicines are given using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI). An MDI is made up of a metal canister inserted into a plastic holder. The metal canister contains the asthma medicine. When the canister is pushed down, it sprays a puff of medicine out. An MDI should be used with a spacer in order to get the dose of medicine into the lungs.</p><p>Young children cannot use an MDI properly by themselves. You will need to help your child.</p><p>Young children under the age of nine usually cannot use an MDI properly by themselves. You will need to help your child.</p></div></div></div><h2>What is a spacer?</h2><p>A spacer slows down the medicine delivered from a metered-dose inhaler. This way the medicine stays in the spacer and your child can breathe it into her lungs. Without a spacer, the medicine sprays directly into your child’s mouth and throat, and less of it reaches the lungs. A spacer is also called an aerosol-holding chamber.</p><p>AeroChamber® and OptiChamber® are examples of a spacer.</p><p>You should try to give your child her inhaled medicine with a spacer whenever possible. This is the most effective way to deliver the medicine.</p><p>A spacer should always be used when your child is taking corticosteroid inhaler. When corticosteroid medicine is sprayed directly into the mouth, the medicine deposits in the mouth and throat. This can lead to irritation and sometimes infection (thrush) in the mouth.</p><p>Each child should have her own spacer. Do not share spacers with other children.</p><h2>Spacers can be used with a mouthpiece or a mask</h2><div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure><span class="asset-image-title"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Spacer_and_Mask_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Adapter, spacer and mask on spacer with a mouthpiece used for asthma medicine" /> </span></figure> <p>Depending on your child, you may give your child asthma medicine using a spacer with a mouthpiece or one with a mask. Younger children (under 5 years old) may need to use a spacer with a mask, because they may not follow instructions to seal their lips together when using a mouthpiece.</p><p>When your child is old enough to use a spacer with a mouthpiece, your child should switch over. A spacer with a mouthpiece delivers the medicine more effectively. Medicine can be deposited into the nose when your child uses a spacer with a mask. Using a spacer with a mouthpiece can prevent this from happening.</p></div></div></div><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> A metered-dose inhaler (MDI) should be used with a spacer to get a dose of medicine into your child's lungs. </li><li> Young children will need help using an MDI properly. </li><li> Younger children may need to use a spacer with a mask. When they are old enough to use a spacer with a mouthpiece, they should switch. Spacers with mouthpieces deliver medicine more effectively. </li></ul><h2>How to use a spacer with a mask</h2><p>Follow the 5 steps below to give your child asthma medicine using a spacer with a mask.</p><ol class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_MDI_with_Spacer_1_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Canister, plastic holder and cap on an inhaler" /> </figure> <h3>Collect the MDIs and spacer</h3><p>Gather up the spacer and the metered-dose inhalers.</p><p>Insert the canister into the plastic holder if they are not already put together.</p><p>Take the plastic cap off the MDI.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_MDI_with_Spacer_2_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Attaching a metered-dose inhaler to the adapter of a spacer" /> </figure> <h3>Get ready</h3><p>Put the MDI upright into the rubber hole of the spacer. The MDI should fit tightly into the hole.</p><p>Prepare your child by having them sit up or stand in a comfortable position.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_MDI_with_Spacer_3_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Shaking the inhaler and spacer" /> </figure> <h3>Hold the mask to your child’s face</h3><p>Hold the MDI and spacer together. Shake it five times.</p><p>Put the mask firmly onto your child’s face. Be sure to cover the mouth and nose.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_MDI_with_Spacer_4_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Holding mask over child’s nose and mouth with one hand and pushing down on inhaler with the other" /> </figure> <h3>Give the medicine</h3><p>Hold the mask over your child’s face with one hand. Hold the spacer with the other hand and press the MDI down firmly with your thumb. This will release one puff into the spacer.</p></li><div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_MDI_with_Spacer_5_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Holding mask over child’s nose and mouth for ten to fifteen seconds" /> </figure> <p>Hold the mask over your child’s nose and mouth for 10 to 15 seconds. This should allow your child to take six breaths. You can also watch a valve move inside the spacer to count the breaths. Make sure your child takes deep breaths.</p><p>If your child needs to take more than one puff of the medicine, repeat steps 3 and 4.</p></div></div></div><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_MDI_with_Spacer_6_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Child drinking from a cup" /> </figure> <h3>Make sure your child rinses their mouth with water</h3><p>Take the mask off your child’s face.</p><p>Wipe your child’s face. Let your child drink or rinse their mouth with water afterwards. This will remove the medicine left in the mouth to prevent thrush.<br></p></li></ol>asthmaspacerhttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_MDI_with_Spacer_2_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgAsthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacerFalse

Thank you to our sponsors

AboutKidsHealth is proud to partner with the following sponsors as they support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making accessible health care information available via the internet.

Our Sponsors