How to Use an Aerochamber Inhaler
Shake the inhaler. Remove the protective cap. Connect the inhaler to the back of the aerochamber, making sure the top of the inhaler faces the nose of the aerochamber. Place the aerochamber over the nose and mouth. Press the inhaler once, holding the aerochamber for about 12 seconds, or 5-6 breaths.
Then, remove the device. If you need to give a second puff, repeat the process.
As you breathe in and out, you will notice the inside and outside valves moving back and forth. If those valves aren‚Äôt moving, you need to change the aerochamber.
If using the aerochamber with steroids, you will want to wash around the face to prevent infection.
To wash the aerochamber, remove the circular back piece and place it in lukewarm soapy water for about 15 minutes. You can gently move the chamber in the water during this time. After 15 minutes, remove it from the water and place it on the draining board. Allow it to drip dry. Don‚Äôt dry it with a cloth and don‚Äôt rinse it. That would remove the static from it. Dry the mask because the detergent on the mask can irritate the face. Wash it before initial use and then every 4 weeks after that.
A larger chamber size can be used as the child gets older.
Replace the chamber once per year or as valves get damaged.
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