How to use an inhaler for EoE
13
October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /


Hello. My name is Glenn Furuta.
I’m the director of the gastrointestinal eosinophilic
diseases program at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In this video
we’ll provide instructions on how to properly take topical
steroids for eosinophilic esophagitis. We’re making this
video because these medicines have been used for a number of
years to take care of asthma, but we give them to our patients
and prescribe them in a little bit of a different fashion. This
medicine will help your esophagus feel better so that
you’re able to eat and drink more easily. This medication is
contained in a multidose inhaler and needs to be sprayed in the
mouth and swallowed in order to coat the esophagus. This is a
multidose inhaler which can be used to treat asthma. These
instructions will be different from asthma treatment
instructions because you will be swallowing the medications
instead of inhaling it. The first step is to shake the
inhaler for 15 seconds before using it. You should then remove
the cap from the mouthpiece. It’s important that you do not
attach a spacer to the mouthpiece. The next step is to
take a breath in and out, and then close your mouth around the
mouthpiece, sealing your lips. Press down on the top of the
canister and swallow the medication that is sprayed into
your mouth. Do not breathe in until after the medication is
swallowed. Some of the medication may come out of your
nose or mouth. You should repeat these steps if you’re
instructed to take two puffs each time. It’s important that
you don’t rinse your mouth out or eat or drink anything for 30
minutes after swallowing the medication. This will allow it
to stay in the lining of the esophagus for a longer period of
time. It’s also important that you take your medication every
day to decrease the inflammation and prevent it from returning.


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