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Torii

707d

How does an inhaler work? I had asthma when I was a toddler and never had to use and inhaler before because it went away. But ever since I have gotten covid my breathing has gotten worse so my doctor prescribed me an inhaler but I’m don’t know what to expect.

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    • clueless

      695d

      if you find the medication isn’t really effective, you should use a spacer. not using a spacer means much of the product ends up in your mouth and stomach rather than your lungs. there’s a bunch of misinformation on spacers. they’re not just for children, most inhalers work better with them than without (unless they’re powder inhalers).

    • clueless

      695d

      if you find the medication isn’t really effective, you should use a spacer. not using a spacer means much of the product ends up in your mouth and stomach rather than your lungs. there’s a bunch of misinformation on spacers. they’re not just for children, most inhalers work better with them than without (unless they’re powder inhalers).

    • Dhadhu

      707d

      I remember my doctor showed me a video and sent it to me some time back...I don't really remember when....but it was convenient since I don't understand by just telling..I have to see it done. https://youtu.be/fHYTz-ZoRLw

    • 8BitHeartAttack.Bit

      707d

      You are very welcome! Hmu if you need or want anything else! :)

    • Torii

      707d

      You did help thank you

    • 8BitHeartAttack.Bit

      707d

      I'm not sure if that's what you meant, but I tried to help.

    • 8BitHeartAttack.Bit

      707d

      There is pressurized air (meds) inside a small metal container. That container is then put inside a plastic device shaped like a pipe bent at a 90°-45° angle. When you press down on the container, the tube at the top (technically bottom because it's flipped upside down) is pressed in and some of the air is released, like a can of spray paint. The plastic part angles it so that the spray is diverted out of the part where you inhale. You put the inhaler in your mouth, then press & inhale. Hold for 5-10 secs and release. Do this two times. Remember to cough after and spit out anything that comes up. BOOM now the pathways in your lungs have opened up a bit more and mucus has broken down a it and (hopefully) spit out. Happy inhaling!

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