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.
One of many helpful respiratory supplies is an asthma spacer. An asthma spacer supplements the Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) you already use to apply medication to your lungs. Asthma spacers (also known as holding chambers) help you get more of the medication from your MDI because the medicine is contained within the spacer until you inhale it. There are many benefits to using an asthma spacer.
A new law going into effect at this year's end will stop the distribution of over the counter asthma inhalers for good. The over the counter asthma inhalers currently for sale at your local drug store won't be available come January 1st as an attempt to stop the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer: the part of the Earth's atmosphere that prevents the sun's harmful UV rays from reaching the surface.
As kids go back to school, it is important to remember their medical necessities. Don't forget to send an extra MDI and holding chamber or nebulizer to school. From recess, to PE, to spelling, you never know when an attack might occur.
If you or your child suffers from asthma, COPD, CF or another respiratory condition, you may be prescribed a nebulizer. While many people are familiar with meter dose inhalers (MDI) for treating respiratory conditions, some patients benefit from nebuliser treatment for a variety of reasons.
A Metered Dose Inhaler, commonly referred to as an MDI, is a common treatment for respiratory symptoms such as asthma. An MDI can be used on a daily or as-needed basis. Medication is stored inside the MDI's canister, which is depressed to release the medication through a specially designed nozzle.