Is it right for my child?
Generally, hospitals do not advocate the use of home nebulisers for children. It is clinically safer for children who need nebuliser therapy to be treated in a setting where other vital signs, such as oxygen levels and heart rate, can be monitored.
In the past research has shown that having a nebuliser at home can also lead to a tendency for parents to rely too heavily on them which can result in a delay in seeking medical attention.
However a Consultant, G.P. or Specialist Nurse may prescribe medication for home use if certain guidelines or protocols are followed.