Inhalers are often the first line of defense against life threatening asthma attacks. For many, they provide nearly instant relief by opening up airways to make it easier to breath. However, for some, they can be tricking to operate, leaving them with less than optimal treatment. You must coordinate your inhale at the exact moment you release the medication for the treatment to be effective. Utilizing an inhaler spacer (also known as an inhaler chamber) helps children and adults alike to receive a better inhaler treatment with less waste. Read on to find out how to use an inhaler and spacer properly.
To use an inhaler with a spacer:
Many spacers are available with masks, which allow parents and caregivers to assist in the treatment of their loved ones. Be sure to clean your spacer after each use so it is ready if the need to use it again arises.