How To: Use an inhaler the right way

Use an inhaler the right way

Inhalers can be prescribed for various reasons, the most popular being asthma. It may be difficult to figure out how to use it for the first time, and this video is here to help. This tutorial will take you step by step through the process of using an inhaler.
You Will Need:
Your prescribed inhaler

Step 1
Shake the inhaler well before use (3 or 4 shakes).

Step 2
Remove the cap.

Step 3
Breathe out, away from your inhaler.

Step 4
Bring the inhaler to your mouth. Place it in your mouth between your teeth and close your lips around it.

Step 5
Press the top of your inahler once. Immediately take a slow deep breath, pulling the aerosol deep into the lungs.

Step 6
Remove the inhaler from your mouth, close your lips, hold your breath for about 10 seconds, then breathe out.

Step 7
If you need a second puff, wait 30-60 seconds, shake your inhaler again, and repeat steps 3-6.

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