Shortness of Breath: How To Give Steam Inhalation in Children
If the child’s breathing becomes difficult, and he seems to be struggling to get his breath, you must do something at once to get his breath for steam inhalation, you must do something at once to relieve him.
Boil a pan of water on a hot plate in corner of the room, adding a few drops of eucalyptus or menthol. This will moisten the air and help the child to breathe more readily. Even an old teapot or kettle can be used to provide steam inhalation, Don’t leave the baby by himself during the treatment. Be sure some responsible person is there to watch him. Young children are so easily injured. As soon as the treatment is over, change him into warm dry clothing.