These portable gizmos let you breathe in medication. They treat sudden symptoms and prevent the inflammation that blocks your airways so you can keep breathing.
You need at least one when you have asthma. Make sure you're using yours right, so you get the medicine you need. The best way to use it is with a spacer, a tube that goes between your inhaler and your mouth.
A rescue inhaler is for short-term symptom relief, not to control your asthma in the long term. If you're using yours 2 or more days a week, or more than 2 nights a month, talk to your doctor about a daily control inhaler.
Make Activity Easier
When you have asthma triggered by exercise, short-acting inhalers can make activities that need extra lung power more doable. This includes things such as sports, yard work, and even singing.
Use your rescue inhaler 15 to 30 minutes before you start to help prevent symptoms.
Keep it on hand in case you have symptoms while you're working.
If lively movement often brings on a flare, don't give up on exercise. Regular exercise can help you control your asthma. It can strengthen lung muscles, make it easier to manage your weight, and boost your immune system. Instead:
Try different kinds of activities that are less challenging.
Avoid weather conditions that might trigger symptoms.