Important: Is your kid using the Inhaler for Asthma correctly?

Our visit to Parkway East Paediatric Clinic’s Dr Mohana was truly enlightening. Like I mentioned in my last article, we got Eeshaa’s skin prick test done and got answers to all our FAQs about kids’ allergies. All thanks to Dr Mohana who specialises in the treatment of paediatric allergic conditions and respiratory allergies. She also offers dust mite immunotherapy as treatment for allergic rhinitis.

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Since Shrihaan was a child, we observed that he starts sneezing, gets a runny nose and rashes whenever the weather changes or he is in a dusty environment. He was prescribed inhalers that we administer using a spacer mask. When we visited Dr Mohana, we consulted her about the dosage of the inhalers and wanted to validate the overall process of using them. We also requested for Dr Mohana to check Shrihaan’s overall health and well-being. Yes, Parkway East Paediatric Clinic headed by Dr Mohana also offers general paediatric and adolescent medicine services that provide quality care for children.

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Parkway East Paediatric Clinic’s overall ambiance is very soothing and kids are sure to love it. Eeshaa – my elder child was quite keen to talk to Dr Mohana and asked her quite a few questions about allergies in general. My younger child Shrihaan is only 8 years old and tends to be scared around strangers. We were not sure how he would behave around Dr Mohana. Our worries were unfounded! Dr Mohana really knows how to make friends with kids of different age groups and that’s why Shrihaan’s allergy consultation turned out to be easy and fuss-free.

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Dr Mohana did routine health checks for Shrihaan first. She checked his nose, ears and lungs.

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I wanted to reconfirm whether we were using the spacer mask and inhaler pumps correctly. Dr Mohana elaborated more about the whole process for us.

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Glad that she demonstrated the RIGHT way to use spacer mask and inhaler pumps because we realised that we had been cleaning the spacer mask incorrectly! Also, she suggested some alternate ways of using the spacer mask.

It was an eye-opener because incorrect use of medicines or inadequate doses of pumps significantly affect their effectiveness. In fact, it can have adverse effects on kids’ health too.

Overall, my kids loved Dr Mohana. As a mom, I will definitely recommend this paed to my friends also because she puts kids at ease, strikes a chord with them and comes across as an expert for kids’ allergies. Also, she is very patient and takes time to answer all the queries of the parents. Thumbs up, Mam!

Planning your visit to consult Parkway East Paediatric Clinic’s Dr Mohana? Please refer to below information about the clinic’s address, phone and operating hours.

More Information:

Parkway East Paediatric Clinic
#03-07 Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989
Tel: 6229 5849

If your child requires a routine health assessment (for growth and development) or vaccinations, bring them to Parkway East Paediatric Clinic at the following hours:
Monday – Saturday
8:30am – 10.30am

For children with other conditions, visit the clinic at the following timings:
Monday – Friday
10.30am – 1pm
2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday
10.30am – 1pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays)

The Seletar Mall Clinic – Shenton Medical Group
33 Sengkang West Avenue, The Seletar Mall, #01-55/56, Singapore 797653
Paediatric Specialist Services
Tuesday and Thursday:
02:00 PM – 04:30 PM
*For appointments only, contact 6214 0363 or visit bit.ly/2OfBP0h

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12 comments on “Important: Is your kid using the Inhaler for Asthma correctly?”

  1. jhilmildsaha Reply

    This is a very important information for every parent out there. We should be aware of how kids should use inhaler properly.

  2. Sandy N Vyjay Reply

    It is great to see that the doctor demonstrated the right use of the inhaler pump and spacer mask. Many times we think we are doing right, but professional advice is always helpful.

  3. Khyatee Sardana Wadhwa Reply

    Very important and informative discussion or blog for the parents. It is very essential for parents to know their child allergies at the starting stage so that they can cure by good Pediatrician.
    – Khyatee Sardana Wadhwa
    – Representative of The Champa Tree

  4. Paresh Godhwani Reply

    This is really an important post for parents with their kids having asthama. This will probably help their children to recover from this disease.

  5. Jhilmil Reply

    Good to see how kid friednly the clinic is . It takes the fear away and help make good bond between kid & Doctor for better treatment .

  6. simisp Reply

    A important topic for the current situation for all the parents thank you for sharing this informative post… Tnx for doctor too to share the information. .

  7. Ruchie Reply

    It’s really important for parents to know the right way of using this inhaler for kids who are facing Asthma!! Thanks for sharing with us

  8. bytetrails Reply

    its very important that kids use inhaler properly. Good to know you found a nice doctor who showed you how to.

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