Paediatric 12 Hour First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) - Online Blended Part 1

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The Brown Inhaler

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A Comprehensive Guide to Asthma Preventative Inhalers

For those living with asthma, understanding the role and proper use of preventative inhalers is essential for effective management of the condition.

The Brown Asthma Inhaler: A Preventative Tool

The brown asthma inhaler, commonly used as a preventive measure, is crucial in reducing the sensitivity of airways to asthma triggers.

Effective Usage and Importance

  • Regular Use: Consistent usage as prescribed is key to preventing asthma attacks.
  • Proper Inhalation Technique: Incorrect usage can diminish the effectiveness of the medication.

Corticosteroids: The Active Medication

Corticosteroids, the medication in preventative inhalers, play a vital role in reducing airway inflammation.

Varieties of Preventative Inhalers

Different types of inhalers are available to cater to varying needs and preferences, including metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), dry-powder inhalers (DPIs), and breath-actuated inhalers (BAIs).

Metered-Dose Inhalers (MDIs)

MDIs, commonly used by children, deliver medication in aerosol form and require precise coordination for effective use.

Dry-Powder Inhalers (DPIs) and Breath-Actuated Inhalers (BAIs)

DPIs and BAIs offer alternative methods of delivering the medication, suitable for different age groups and user preferences.

Steroid Pills: An Alternative to Inhalers

In some cases, steroid pills may be prescribed, particularly effective in children but with considerations regarding resistance to certain diseases.