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Nebulizer on Shabbos for Infant

Question:

I have a 2 month old son whom the doctor perscribed to use a nebulizer every 4 hours to help treat his bronchiolitis. What is the perferable way to administer this machine on Shabboss.

Thank you.

Answer:

A nebulizer which is required for Shabbos use, may be set up with a timer before Shabbos. When it is activated it may be used normally. The dosage of medicine may be measured and added to the receptacle on Shabbos. If necessary the timer may be adjusted mechanically, while the machine is off, to arrange an accurate time for giving the medication. Ideally this should be set up before Shabbos.

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