Caring for a child with asthma

    Confidence that your child’s asthma is in control

     

    Caring for a child with asthma can be a scary and stressful experience. Watching them struggle to breathe when their asthma flare up, soothing their disappointment when asthma symptoms prevent them from being as active as they want. Wondering if they are taking their medication correctly when you aren’t around.

     

    Asthma management may help you manage your child’s symptoms so you can find more peace of mind and your child can get back to just being a kid.

    Ask your healthcare professional about asthma products that could help your child

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    Your child’s healthcare professional can be a valuable resource for understanding the use and benefit of including asthma management devices as part of a treatment plan. Our handy guide outlines the kinds of devices available, so you can lead the discussion and learn more.

    Your child’s healthcare professional can be a valuable resource for understanding the use and benefit of including asthma management devices as part of a treatment plan. Our handy guide outlines the kinds of devices available, so you canlead the discussion and learn more.
    Your child’s healthcare professional can be a valuable resource for understanding the use and benefit of including asthma management devices as part of a treatment plan. Our handy guide outlines the kinds of devices available, so you canlead the discussion and learn more.

    InnoSpire Go
    Portable mesh nebulizer
    More time for life

     

    Fast, effective and easy to use, the InnoSpire Go portable mesh nebulizer is designed to shorten asthma treatment time by 25%1, so your medication can be delivered in as little as four minutes2. Virtually silent, InnoSpire Go is small, portable, discreet and can be used anywhere.

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    InnoSpire Go

    Designed for your life

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    Delivers medication in as little as 4 minutes2
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    Sleek, streamlined design and easy operation
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    Virtually silent delivery of medication, at home or on the go
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    Simple two-part construction for easy cleaning
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    Built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 30 treatments (120 minutes of use) per charge
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    Managing asthma in children

    Pediatric inhaler spacers for effective medication delivery3

     

    It’s often difficult for children to use an inhaler or puffer correctly because the canister needs to be pressed at the same time as they breathe in. The medicine comes out of the inhaler very quickly so, if a breath is not taken at the right time, medicine often ends up in your mouth, throat and stomach when using an inhaler on its own. A valved holding chamber may improve drug delivery to the lungs where it is needed by as much as up to 4 times4. Using a valved holding chamber may reduce the risk of inhaler side effects3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ,11.

    Peak flow meters may be used to track your child’s airflow

     

    Peak flow is a measure of how fast your child can blow air out of his or her lungs. If their asthma symptoms are under control they should be able to blow air out quickly, which will give a high peak flow measurement. Peak flow is measured using a small handheld device called a peak flow meter like Philips Personal Best peak flow meter. Daily peak flow monitoring can help you to determine whether your child’s condition is stable or worsening. Then, in conjunction with the prescribed asthma action plan, you can take appropriate steps to bring their asthma back under control12.

    Child friendly aerosol facemasks

     

    Babies and some young children can’t properly use the mouthpiece of an inhaler spacer or nebulizer and need to use a facemask. It is important that the facemask fits comfortably on the face, providing a good fit, to help them receive the proper dose of inhaled medication. Philips LiteTouch mask with its soft sculpted patient seal contours to a patient's facial landscape making it easy to fit with less discomfort13.

    Nebulizer treatment specially designed for kids

    Sami the Seal

    Sami the seal
    Sami the Seal combines reliability with a cute character design to provide your child with breathing treatment that’s friendly and comfortable. The compressor comes with our highly efficient SideStream nebulizer and Tucker the Turtle character facemask to provide a fast treatment, in as little as 6 minutes.2

    Willis the Whale

    Willis the whale
    Willis the Whale offers the same reliability with an alternative cute character design and comes with our highly efficient SideStream nebulizer and Tucker the Turtle character facemask to provide a fast treatment in as little as 6 minutes.2

    Tucker the Turtle

    Tucker the turtle
    Designed to present a friendly face to apprehensive children, Tucker the Turtle pediatric mask combines comfortable, soft, flexible material that contours to the face with a vent to blow medication away from the eyes and delivers medication to the lungs, where it is needed.
    Sami the Seal kidzone

    Sami the Seal kidzone

    Asthma games and activities for your child

     

    Have fun with Sami the Seal and his friends as they show you how to take your asthma medicine

    Play games with Sami, Willis and Tucker
    Play games with Sami, Willis and Tucker
    Sami and Tucker play
    Print and color your favorite characters
    Download coloring book

    Breathe easier at home

    The quality of the air inside your home can have an impact on your child’s asthma symptoms. Our air purifier products are designed to help you manage the level of allergens you and your family are exposed to, keeping your home clean and healthy.

    Download the Philips air matters app

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    DISCLAIMER: 
    Information on this website is informational only and should not replace the advice of a physician.

    FOOTNOTES:
    [1] Versus predecessor device Aeroneb Go.

    [2] Using 2.5ml salbutamol

    [3] Asthma.org.uk. Advice/inhalers medicines_treatments/inhalers-and-spacers. Accessed January, 2016

    [4] Gardenhire D., Arzu A., Dean H., Myers T. A guide to aerosol delivery devices for respiratory therapists 3rd edition, American Association for Respiratory Care, 2013. 

    [5] Salzman G., Pyszynski D. Oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients treated with beclomethasone dipropionate delivered by metered-dose inhaler along and with Aerochamber. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 1988; Volume 81, Issue 2: 424-428. 

    [6] Derendorf H., Nave R., Drollmann A., Cerasoli F., Wurst W. Relevance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of inhaled corticosteroids to asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 2006; 28:1042-1050. 

    [7] Roller M., Zhang G., Troedson R.G., Leach C.L., Le Souëf P.N., Devadason S.G. Spacer inhaler technique and deposition  of extra fine aerosol in asthmatic children. European Respiratory Journal, 2007; 29:299-306. 

    [8] Von Hollen D., Slater L., Hatley RHM. Impact of flow rate on NGI throat deposition from 3 HFA Inhaler formulations with anti-static valved holding chambers. Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 2013; 26(2); A45-A46.

    [9] Oliveira R. F., et al. VHC performance evaluation at constant flow: 30L/min. Proceedings of the ASME2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2015 Houston Texas.

    [10] Leach C., Colice G. A Pilot Study to Assess Lung Deposition of HFA-Beclomethasone and CFC-Beclomethasone from a pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler with and without add-on spacers and using varying breath hold times.  Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 2010; 23(6):355-361.

    [11] Dickens G., et al. Pharmacokinetics of flunisolide administered via metered dose inhaler with and without a spacer device and following oral administration. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 2000; Volume 84, 528-532. 

    [12] Asthma.org.uk.  All_about_asthma/controlling_your_asthma/resources_to_help_you/peak_flow_diary. Accessed January, 2016
    [13] Tong, K. et al.  An Instrumented Valved Holding Chamber with facemask to measure application forces and flow in young asthmatic children. Journal of Aerosol Med and Pulm Drug Del. 2014; 27 (Suppl 1): S55-62.