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A 39-year-old member asked:

how do you use the pocket chamber spacer for an asthma inhaler?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
My method: The pocket chamber spacer has a lot going for it - small size, smaller price. Like all modern inhaler devices it has a one-way valve so your exhaled breath does not return to the holding chamber. (1) activate inhaler (2) begin inhaling within 1 second (3) inhale slowly to a count of 5 (1, one thousand, 2...) (4) hold breath to count of 10 (5) exhale (6) wait 30 seconds (7) repeat with 2nd dose.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the very best.
May 8, 2012
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Demonstration: The technique for use of a spacer is about the same as when you don't use one. It is important to use spacers with toddlers, but most older children and adults can use their inhalers almost as effectively without one. In fact, some asthmatics don't use their inhalers at all because they don't want to lug a spacer around and clean it. For a demo, go to http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=yyebhte97se.

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Do you need a prescription to get a asthma inhaler spacer?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Yup: Typically one needs a prescription to get an asthma inhaler spacer.

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