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What is the proper way to use an inhaler?

What is the proper way to use an inhaler?

Use a spacer: The easiest way to use an inhaler is with a spacer. You're much more likely to do it correctly. The inhalation for an hfa inhaler is a slow inhalation through the spacer. Dry powder inhalers are used differently, so make sure you review with your doctor or pharmacist the proper way for your inhaler. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


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What is the best way to get an elder to use eye drops daily?

What is the best way to get an elder to use eye drops daily?

Add it to routine: That's a million dollar question that pharmaceutical companies and doctors have been trying to figure out. I usually tell my pts to do it with something they do daily: eating dinner, watching the news, taking other medicine, brushing their teeth. I try to avoid right before bed, because alot of times they just fall asleep before taking their drops.... ...Read more

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What is the best way to get used to an artificial hip?

What is the best way to get used to an artificial hip?

Hip: Consider a team, guided approach with progressive increased activity as tolerated and provided by your orthopedic surgeon, pt, and ot teams. Start with walker, progress to cane, work to master stairs. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of an allergy-induced cough?

What is the best way to take care of an allergy-induced cough?

Allergy: Number one advise for any kind of allergy is avoidance- if you know the allergen. It can be specific food, house dust mite, smoke, strong odor, outdoor allergen/pollen, exposure to mold/damp environment, animals, occupational exposure, etc. Allergy testing is one way to find it out. There are otc and rx allergy medication. Before using medication consult your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best way for an asthmatic child to inhale when using the nebulizer machine?

What is the best way for an asthmatic child to inhale when using the nebulizer machine?

Breathe normally: The nebulizer spreads the medication dose over about 5 to 10 minutes. The child should breathe normally through the mask attached to the machine. Tip- if the child is sitting upright so that the medication cup is upright, the whole system works better. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

What is the best way to put an end to this wheezing with asthma without my inhaler?

Need inhaler: The preferred treatment for relief of asthma symptoms including cough, wheezing, chest tightness is albuterol by inhaler or nebulizer. Avoiding the trigger (smoke, etc) can help and remaining calm will help, but asthma can be serious (life-threatening) and delaying treatment with medications can lead to poor outcomes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to use honey for an irratated throat?

What is the best way to use honey for an irratated throat?

Options: Can just take it off a spoon, like a lolli, or can put it in hot tea (with lemon if think may be viral infection causing it). ...Read more

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What is the proper way to apply Flonase spray?

What is the proper way to apply Flonase spray?

Nasal spray: Sounds easy but commonly misused. The correct way is to insert it into the nose and tilt it toward the ear then squirt twice; repeat with other nostril do not inhale it. Wipe lightly after use. That's it. Usually see results in 2-7 days. Works best if used daily. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to use prescription magic mouthwash?

What is the proper way to use prescription magic mouthwash?

As prescribed: It really depends on your dentists directions. But with the magic mouthwash that i prescribe, the directions are to shake bottle well, swish in mouth for 1-2 minutes, then swallow. This should be done every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more

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What is the best way to give an enema?

What is the best way to give an enema?

GOOGLE IT: To save you time I did it for you http://www.ehow.com/how_6584030_do-give-myself-enema-home_.html ...Read more

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What is a good way (without medicine) to clean the lungs?

What is a good way (without medicine) to clean the lungs?

Deep breathing: The best you can do is slow deep breaths especially against resistance with a respiratory coach if available. Don't breath so fast you hyperventilate and pass out please. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an earache?

What is the best way to treat an earache?

First, diagnosis: Ear ache or otalgia may be caused by a number of disorders. If your hearing has not changed and you are not a q-tip user, it is most likely that your ear is not the site of the pain. Tmd or disorders related to the muscles of mastication are the most common problems causing ear ache in the absence of ear disorders. You first need a diagnosis by and ENT doctor before you proceed. Heat, analgesic. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an earache while pregnant?

What is the best way to treat an earache while pregnant?

See your doc: If it is infected, you will need to get it treated no matter what. Your doctor can give you the safest treatment during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is the best way to change and clean an urostomy?

How is the best way to change and clean an urostomy?

Skin protection: Usual problem is skin irritation , excoriation due to poorly fitted stomal bag, follow instructions ( advice ) of your ostomy care provider, protect the skin , use correct size stomal bag and prevent leak. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to a masturbation addiction?

What is the best way to put an end to a masturbation addiction?

Some Questions: I'm going to think of this more neutrally, as simply some "behavior." my questions then: when r u engaging in it? What thoughts, emotions, situations r triggering it? What are ur judgments about this behavior? What is ur understanding of how much of this behavior others ur age/life circumstances engage in? What do u think would need 2b different about u or ur life 2 make u feel less "addicted"? ...Read more

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What is the proper way to sleep?

What is the proper way to sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Keep a good sleep hygiene that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. The best sleeping position is either on the back or the side. Both positions support the spine and the neck and helping to prevent injuries in the future. ...Read more

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What is the best toothpaste to use to relieve pain?

What is the best toothpaste to use to relieve pain?

Sensodyne: A tooth can be sensitive for many reasons. If cavities has been ruled out, then sensitivities can be due to gum recession once gum recedes, cementum is exposed. Sensodyne can be helpful. If the senssitivy does not go away after few weeks, you need to make an appointement and check with your dentist. ...Read more

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