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Living With...Asthma

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Using an Inhaler with a Spacer

To control asthma, you need to use your medications the right way. Some medications are inhaled using a device called a metered-dose inhaler (MDI). Metered-dose inhalers use a fine spray to dispense medication. You may be asked to use a spacer (holding tube) with your inhaler. The spacer helps make sure all the medication you need goes into your lungs. Follow these steps.

Understanding Asthma


Asthma is a disease that affects how you breathe. When you have asthma, it can be difficult to get air in and out of your lungs.

Managing Asthma


Asthma is a disease that affects how you breathe. When you have asthma, it can be difficult to get air in and out of your lungs.

Your Asthma Action Plan


Your healthcare team will help you design a personal action plan. This will help you control your asthma so you can feel your best.

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