@ses1978 Access to your medical records is a right you are guaranteed by law . If your doctor's office is refusing to give you a copy of our records they should be reported (to whom depends on the specific situation and the state you live in). If you'd like to discuss the specifics of this issue, you can call AAFA's Support Center at (800) 727-8462 (or send an email to email@example.com ) and we can advise you on a plan of action.
Thank you all for submitting your questions! We are working on updating our blog above with updated numbers and recommendations. We have also sent a list of questions to our Medical Scientific Council and will share the information as soon as we hear back from the council. Stay safe and keep washing your hands!
Hi @Candace - we appreciate your feedback. Have you checked out the latest update? There is a Q&A with Mitchell Grayson, M.D., FAAAAI, FACAAI, allergist/immunologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital and chair of AAFA’s Medical Scientific Council . He specifically addresses asthma and COVID-19. Lorene
“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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