Face masks (pediatric + adult)

19 February 2021

Masks are useful for the treatment of upper airways and allow to irrigate the whole nasal cavity, pharynx, and larynx, and trachea.
If you are using mask a large part of the aerosol is settled in the upper airways.
Masks are need when using inhalation therapy in children under 3 years, since in such patients it is impossible to carry out inhalation through the mouthpiece – children breathe mostly through the nose (this is due to the anatomy of the child’s body).
You must use the appropriate size of mask. Use of tight-fitting mask reduces loss of spray in young children.
Masks for adult are indispensable in case of necessity to use inhalation in greatly weakened or even unconscious patients. For example, with a significant exacerbation of bronchial asthma attack, patients often can not use the dosing inhalation devices or mouthpiece on their own.