Fluticasone nasal spray, such Dymista, can be incredibly beneficial for helping with a variety of different nasal and sinus issues, as well as other allergy related symptoms, for both adults and children. However, when giving this nasal spray to a child, it isn't going to be quite as simple as when you are giving it to an adult. Because of this, there are some things that you are going to want to keep in mind if you have a child that needs fluticasone nasal spray. This article will discuss 2 tips for giving a child fluticasone nasal spray.
Show Them How First
The concept of putting something inside of their nose and inhaling may be somewhat of a foreign concept for your child. If this is the case, then you can begin by showing them how to inhale the spray. If you yourself take the nasal spray then you can show them using your own spray. However, if you don't take nasal spray, then you can simply show them what to do with their own bottle without actually doing it. This will help them to see that this isn't something that they need to fear or something that is especially difficult. It will also help them to feel more confident when they are doing it themselves and will ensure that they are properly getting the medication into their nose, which will lead to the best results from their nasal spray.
While your child may not like the idea of using their fluticasone nasal spray at first, they will likely get used to it over time, but only if you are consistent. Make giving them their nasal spray a part of their daily routine. This will help your child equate using their nasal spray to things like getting dressed and brushing their teeth, rather than a rare event that they resent. Once your child realizes that the nasal spray isn't going to hurt them, and is actually going to help them, if they do it regularly, they will be more motivated to take it. Also, as they become more used to the process of inhaling their nasal spray, you can switch from giving it to them yourself, to allowing them to do it with assistance, and eventually all on their own. This will likely make them feel very grown up and they will see taking their nasal spray as even more of a privilege.Share
30 November 2016
My name is Katie Langer. For a long time, I was bed ridden and I felt like I had no control over my life. I simply went along with what was instructed by my doctor and I didn't ask questions. It wasn't that my doctor wasn't willing to work with me, but I preferred to simply not think about the illness I was suffering from. I didn't realize that some of the symptoms I was suffering from were side effects of my medication and were not normal. After communicating more with my doctor, I was able to alleviate my symptoms. Since then, I've taken an interest in patient-doctor relationships and how to improve them.