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How to use nasal spray

Get your nasal spray technique right, and it won’t drip out of your nose or down the back of your throat. In this short video we show you how. Part of Asthma UK’s series of inhaler technique videos,

Blog post: Seven clever ways to remember your asthma medicines each day

Taking your asthma medicines every day as prescribed is the best way to cut symptoms. But it’s easy to forget. How do you find a routine and stick to it? From keeping your inhaler where you can see

Using your inhalers

Using your inhaler correctly will ensure you’re receiving the correct dose of medication, and will help you better manage your symptoms. Read our advice on improving your inhaler technique.

Combination inhalers

An asthma combination inhaler combines two kinds of asthma medicine – a long-acting reliever to relieve ongoing symptoms, and a preventer to protect your airways from inflammation.

"Taking our preventer inhalers is part of the routine of life in our house"

Anna and her two sons have asthma. She believes steroids saved her life and realises how important the right medication is for managing her family’s asthma.

Help your child use their inhaler

If your child needs to use asthma inhalers, here’s a guide through the stages - from using a facemask on a young baby to making sure older children use the correct inhaler technique.

Sustainable inhaler switch must not be at expense of people with asthma staying well

Sustainable inhaler switch must not be at expense of people with asthma staying well Responding to a study published in BMJ Open showing that switching to ‘green’ inhalers could reduce carbon

Smart inhalers

Where can I get a smart inhaler? If you’re in the UK, you can’t buy smart inhalers at the moment, because they’re still being tested in clinical trials. Asthma UK has been lobbying for the last few

Spacers

Spacers are tube-like devices that attach to inhalers and help you get the best from your medicine.

Women with asthma at risk of infertility, unless they use their preventer inhaler

A report published today [15 February 2018] by European Respiratory Journal shows that women with asthma who only use their blue reliever inhaler (and are not using their brown preventer inhaler as

Maintenance and Reliever Therapy (MART)

Some people with asthma are prescribed MART (Maintenance and Reliever Therapy). This inhaler combines a preventer and reliever as part of a specific treatment regime.

How to get basic asthma care

Basic asthma care saves lives – are you getting what you should?

How to use a spacer with a mask for an adult

Struggling to use your inhaler with a spacer and mask? We show you how to get it right in this short video. Part of Asthma UK’s series of inhaler technique videos, endorsed by the UK Inhaler Group.

How to use a spacer with tidal breathing

In this short video, we show you how to use a pMDI inhaler with a spacer, using the tidal or multiple breathing technique. Part of Asthma UK’s series of inhaler technique videos, endorsed by the UK

Cleaning and looking after your inhaler

Cleaning and looking after your inhaler Simple tips to help you keep your inhalers in working order. Cleaning and looking after your inhaler Cleaning and properly maintaining inhalers isn’t

1 million Brits at risk after missing vital inhaler check

More than a million people with asthma in the UK could be at risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack because they did not get their inhaler technique checked by their GP or asthma nurse,

“When it comes to sex we’ve learned to just roll with it and not let my severe asthma get in the way”

Case study: For Callie-Anne, a severe asthma diagnosis rocked her marriage, but she's rekindling the romance with her husband Lee and enjoying sex once again.

How to use a spacer without a mask for a child

Using an inhaler with a spacer helps children to get the right dose of medication and can help to reduce their symptoms. We show you how to get the technique right in this short video.

How to use a spacer with a mask for a baby or child

Using an inhaler with a spacer and face mask helps children and babies to get the right dose of medication and can help to reduce their symptoms. We show you how to get the technique right in this

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