Monday, 30. May 2022
Parents should always use an inhalation chamber known as a spacer or holding chamber if their baby or toddler has to inhale with an asthma spray or metered-dose inhaler. This is the only way it can reach the bronchial tubes and have the desired effect. This also makes it less likely that the child will have any unpleasant side effects from the spray.
The VORTEX® holding chamber from PARI is a high-quality spacer for babies and toddlers. “The VORTEX® is easy to use. It is a practical size, can be used with one hand and fits masks for children of any age. The spacer is also easy to clean and disinfect”, explains paediatric pneumologist Dr Franziska Stieglitz, listing the advantages of the VORTEX®.
The one-handed operation aid mentioned above is a lever that is attached to the inhalation chamber. This allows parents to hold the spacer with one hand and to trigger the spray at the same time. That leaves a hand free to hold the child. The Ladybug baby mask is also supplied with the VORTEX® holding chamber, which is specially adapted for spacer inhalation with babies and toddlers up to the age of two years.
This quick guide will show you how to inhale properly with your baby or toddler and how to use the VORTEX® Spacer.
Please note the following before the inhalation:
CAUTION: If the doctor has prescribed several puffs, spray again and allow your child to inhale again as in step 3.
It is very important that you do not spray the prescribed puffs directly after each other in a single hit, but to spray, allow the child to inhale and only then spray again.
For optimum hygiene, you should clean your baby’s or toddler’s inhalation chamber regularly and disinfect as necessary. We have instructions on cleaning and disinfecting the VORTEX® holding chamber.
Pneumologists recommend inhalation with a spacer for:
One major benefit of the VORTEX® spacer is that it can be used for all age groups. Different masks or a mouthpiece are used depending on age.
Depending on your location, you can buy VORTEX® in pharmacies or online shops.
An article written by the PARI BLOG editorial team.