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Proventil HFA with a Spacer

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Updated March 15, 2007

An older child using a Proventil HFA inhaler with a spacer.
An older child using a Proventil HFA inhaler with a spacer.

An older child using a Proventil HFA inhaler with a spacer.

Photo (c) 2007 Vincent Iannelli, MD licensed to About.com, Inc.
An inhaler with a spacer is much more convenient for older children, who can take it to school, sporting events, and other afterschool activities, which might be difficult to do with a nebulizer.

Even if you have a nebulizer at home, an inhaler with a spacer can be good to have when your child is on the go, just in case he has asthma symptoms.

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