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Asthma Myths, Busted! Face Masks, Inhalers, and Climate Change

 

There are a lot of misconceptions going around about asthma. We invited Dr. M. Itch to join us on TikTok to knock out some common asthma myths.

In these videos, Dr. M. Itch solves the mysteries behind face masks and asthma, the effect of inhalers on climate, and whether or not you should shake your asthma inhalers.

Meanwhile, we're looking into a mystery of our own. Dr. M. Itch looks a lot like Dr. Mitchell Grayson, the chair of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's Medical Scientific Council. We have our suspicions, but we've never seen them in the same room together...



Can People With Asthma Wear Face Masks?


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@aafanational:

"If you have a face, you can wear a mask" #asthmaawareness #mythbusters #drmitch

Current studies show people with asthma are not at a higher risk of severe COVID-19. But we still need to wear face masks, practice physical distancing, and wash our hands properly. Learn more about COVID-19 and asthma, as well as important information about wearing face masks if you have asthma.



Are Asthma Inhalers Ruining the Climate?


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@aafanational:

Better asthma puffs for you and our blue-footed booby friends #asthmaawareness #mythbusters #drmitch #climatechange

There are other factors that affect climate change more than inhalers. Keeping your asthma under control is important. Read AAFA's stance on inhalers and climate change.



Do You Need to Shake Your Asthma Inhaler?


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@aafanational:

Asthma inhalers: shaken, not stirred #asthmaawareness

If you have the type of asthma inhaler that you press down on the canister and it sprays a puff, make sure you shake the inhaler well before using it!

There are four types of inhalers: metered dose inhalers (MDI), dry powder inhalers (DPI) breath actuated inhalers, and soft mist inhalers. Each type is used differently. To keep your asthma under control, it's important to know how to use your inhaler correctly. This makes sure all the medicine gets to your lungs where it belongs. Ask your doctor to review your inhaler technique at your next appointment.



Music by: ♮ Knockout - The Boomjacks



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