Instructions for use of dosing spray in children

The article was written by Nurse Nguyen Thi Mai and Duong Thi Hong – Pediatric Boarding Department, Share99 Times City International Health Hub.

A dosing spray is an instrument that supplies a quanded amount of drugs into your lungs. You take this medicine with each squeeze when you inhale.

1. What is a dosing spray?

The dosing spray uses a chemical drug repeller to create a spray (shy). This drug pusher carries a dosed dose of the drug into your lungs. The spray you see from the dosing spray is both the drug repeller and the drug.

Instructions for use of Inhaler dosing spray

The dosing spray uses a chemical drug pusher to create the spray (shy)

2. Why use additional cushioning chambers?

  • The cushioning chamber is a special aid that is useful for the effective use of dosing sprays in young children or the elderly.
  • The cushioning chamber is composed of an empty chamber, one end is the place to attach the spray box, the other is the mouth shut of the patient. Just before the mouth shut there is a small valve, which opens only when inhaled allowing air (containing drugs) to travel only one way from the cushion chamber into the patient's lungs. When the patient exhales, the valve closes, and the air is released through the holes just in front of the valve without going backwards into the cushioning chamber.

3. How to use a dose spray without a cushioning chamber?

  • Step 1: Insert the metal medicine bottle into the plastic case, make sure that it is in the right place.
  • Step 2: Shake the aerosol several times to mix the drug pusher and the drug.
  • Step 3: Remove the lid from the mouth.
  • Step 4: Exhale slowly until the end of normal exhalation.
  • Step 5: Keep the aerosol in an upright position (the mouth end is at the bottom).
  • Step 6: Place your head in your mouth, through your teeth and above your tongue. Tighten your lips around your head so that it doesn't spray you in the eye.
  • Step 7: While inhaling slowly and deeply through the mouth, press as hard as once on the top of the aerosol's metal medicine bottle.
  • Step 8: Release the spray, tighten the lips and stop breathing for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Step 9: Exhale slowly.
  • Step 10: If you use more than one shot, wait 15 to 30 seconds (or as directed in the prescription in a box) before taking the next shot. Then repeat steps 2 through 9.
  • Step 11: Put the lid on the mouthpiece after it is finished.
  • Step 12: If you inhale steroid drugs, rinse your mouth with water immediately after each use and spit out to avoid sore throat and oral fungus.

Dosing spray with cushioning chamber

Dosing spray with cushioning chamber

4. How to use a spray with a cushioned chamber?

  • Step 1: Make sure the aerosol's metal medicine bottle is properly inserted into the plastic case.
  • Step 2: Remove the lid from the mouth end of both the aerosol and the cushioning chamber.
  • Step 3: Insert the sprayer's mouthpiece into the soft hole of the cushion chamber. The metal medicine bottle of the aerosol should be in an upright position.
  • Step 4: Shake the aerosol with the cushioning chamber several times to mix the medicine and the repeller well.
  • Step 5: Exhale slowly until the end of normal exhalation.
  • Step 6: Place the mouth of the cushioned chamber in the mouth, through the teeth and above the tongue. Tighten your lips around your head. If you use a respirator cushioning chamber, place a mask over your nose and mouth. Make sure that the mask is close to the sides of your cheeks and chin. It is not recommended to leave a gap between the mask and the skin.
  • Step 7: Press on the top of the metal medicine can once to launch the drug into the cushioning chamber.
  • Step 8: Inhale deeply and slowly through the mouth. If the famous cushioning chamber whistles, you are inhaling too quickly. You should avoid the whistle.
  • Step 9: Stop breathing for 5 to 10 seconds.
  • Step 10: Exhale slowly. Note that the mouth is still closed to the cushioning chamber.
  • Step 11: For children who are too young to coordinate the movement, after step 7 let them breathe 10 times by observing the chest or looking at the 1-way valve of the cushioned chamber 10 times.
  • Step 12: If you are prescribed more than one shot, wait about 15 to 30 seconds (or as directed by the prescription in the box) before receiving the second shot. Then repeat steps 4 through 11.
  • Step 13: Put the lid on the mouthpiece of the spray and the cushioning chamber after you have finished.
  • Step 14: If you inhale steroid drugs, rinse your mouth with water immediately after each use and spit out to avoid sore throat and oral fungus.

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