I think it is ridiculous and insolent that our rescue inhalers were changed from cold-blast to HFAs over a decade ago to "prevent CFCs" from entering the atmosphere. Now, our rescue inhalers are being potentially attacked again, while the most obvious and gargantuan polluters, the military and the agricultural and oil industries, are allowed to continue their practices on a global scale. The diminutive puffs from inhalers, most of which end up inside of our lungs, represent but a tiny...
Welcome @JHill . Thank you for joining. The other members here know what it's like to come away from a diagnosis and wonder 'what's next?' May I recommend a very active forum called Asthma Support. Feel free to start your topic and ask any questions you have, Another good place to start is the Asthma Symptoms page. There is a guide at the bottom for the newly diagnosed - Your Guide to Managing Asthma . We're all cheering for you!
@Tia74 and @AllergyKid2006 - it looks like these types of devices are not currently covered by insurance. At least one existing device has a program to provide them free for patients who qualify. So, I think it will be a wait and see to know how this one will be priced or if there will be a patient assistance program.
Yes that's true as Dr.james suggested that no to share spacers,and after covid pandemic it's always better to use single...At the same if ur using a zerostat spacer make it sure while cleaning procedure never use rubbing action as it can decrease the static force and the medicine will start sticking from inside surface.....and patient may not get the required amt of doses...Thankyou!
@Priti ghadage-sawale - You bring up a great point! Most spacers are made with plastic materials. When cleaning them, it's important to use water and a detergent. Cleaning your spacer with only water causes an electrostatic charge. This affects how much medicine sticks on the inside of the spacer.
“In view of the many advantages and few disadvantages of spacers/VHCs, every patient treated with a pMDI should own and regularly use a spacer/VHC, and know how to use it properly, both for routine preventer therapy and in an emergency, and how to keep it clean and keep an eye out for faults.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6004521/
@Nathan Pounds - Thanks for sharing this article! Using a spacer correctly and cleaning it regularly is important! Here is a video for Tips for Improving Your Inhaler Technique . When cleaning a spacer, it's important to use water and a detergent. Cleaning your spacer with only water causes an electrostatic charge. This affects how much medicine sticks on the inside of the spacer.
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