I’m a Reliever
09
October

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


A reliever inhaler helps you manage your asthma
when you need it. Don’t forget to shake it! You should use your reliever inhaler as it’s
been prescribed. Breathe out….
press and take a breath in. Hold it in and count to… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Breathe out. If you’re wheezy or breathless, take one
puff of your inhaler every 30-60 seconds, up to a maximum of 10 puffs. Using your reliever inhaler more than three
times a week is a sign your asthma is not well-controlled. If this is you, speak to your practice nurse
or GP about a review of your asthma plan. Children using an inhaler should always use
a spacer. Spacers aren’t just for kids! If you’re using a reliever inhaler which looks
like this, you should be using a spacer too. You can get one at your GP practice. Know what’s normal for you and ask for help
if you need it. Make sure you go to your asthma reviews and
update your asthma plan. Call NHS 111 if you’re unsure if you need
to go to hospital. You can find out more by visiting www.asthma.org.uk


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