Tips on How To Use an Inhaler Properly for Asthma

Tips on How To Use an Inhaler Properly for Asthma

An inhaler is one of the most common forms of treatment for asthma and it’s crucial to know how to use one properly. However, there are some common mistakes people make when they use an inhaler that need to be fixed. Keep reading to learn some tips on how to use an inhaler properly for asthma, so you can control a potential asthma attack in the future.

Steps for Using a Metered Dose Inhaler With a Spacer

  1. Remove the inhaler cap and inspect the spray hole and mouthpiece to make sure it’s clean
  2. Shake the inhaler 10 to 15 times
  3. Attach the spacer at the end of the inhaler mouthpiece
  4. Take a deep breath in and out
  5. Hold the inhaler and spacer with your index finger and thumb
  6. Put the spacer mouthpiece in your mouth, above your tongue and between your teeth
  7. Close your lips around the spacer and tilt your head back
  8. Press down on the inhaler once and breathe as much air as possible, holding it in for 5 to 10 seconds
  9. Open your mouth and breathe out

Steps for Using a Metered Dose Inhaler

  1. Remove the inhaler cap and inspect the spray hole and mouthpiece to make sure it’s clean
  2. Shake the inhaler 10 to 15 times
  3. Take a deep breath in and out
  4. Hold the inhaler upright with your index finger and thumb
  5. Put the mouthpiece in your mouth, above your tongue between your teeth
  6. Close your lips around the mouthpiece
  7. Breathe in slowly
  8. Press down on the inhaler one time and remove it from your mouth, and keep breathing in for 5 to 10 seconds
  9. Open your mouth and breathe out

Have Any Questions?

Now that you have gone over the tips on how to use an inhaler for asthma properly, hopefully you have a better idea on how to use the two basic types of inhalers. If you have any questions about your inhaler or your asthma, make sure you seek professional advice from an asthma treatment specialist from Allergy and ENT Associates.

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