How do I use a dry powder inhaler?

Deep Breath. Most dry poder inhalers deliver a specific dose per use. The best way to use these devices is to put the device in your mouth and activate it the take a long slow deep breath that will cause all the powder to go in slowly and wont irritate your airway causing you to cough.
Inhaler. You should have your doctor's staff or doctor show you the correct way to use your inhaler to be sure you are getting the medication. Sometimes pharmacist and their staff may be able to advise. Proper use should be described and demonstrated.

Related Questions

Can't you use a spacer with a dry powder inhaler?

Not aerosolized. Dry powder inhalers depend on your breathing in the particles, there is not any power behind them, like you would see in a metered dose inhaler. Spacers do not allow you to get enough airflow to do it.

What are the advantages of using a dry powder inhaler?

May work better. Some find that dry powder inhalers work better. That is probably a debatable point, but they do work well for a lot of people.
Sometimes easier. When using a dry powder inhaler, the "hand inhale" coordination is not required. You active the inhaler, the powder is released and you breathe in as directed. Make sure to rinse mouth afterwards and clean inhaler as directed.

Does dry powder inhaler safe for children?

Yes. Dry powder inhalers are equally effective and are becoming more popular than commonly used metered dose inhalers or MDI's as the former comes without the potential for environmental concerns of damaging the ozone layer with CFC propellants. In MDI's. In both, one should wash the mouth after use to avoid after taste and potential for developing thrush in mouth.

For how many months should a child take dry powder inhaler with singular to treat asthma attack where she is suffering from olive pollen allergy?

Desensitization. If exposure to the pollen can't be avoided, an allergist may offer desensitization to the pollen, which may help. If exposure to the pollen cannot be avoided, and desensitization is not available or is ineffective, then long-term treatment with bronchodilators may be needed.