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The brown asthma inhaler can come in many different varieties, but this is the most common type. These should not be used in emergencies, as they are solely preventative. The brown inhaler is a really good little device and if used correctly, you will find that your airways can become much less sensitive to asthma triggers. Consequently, this means that you will be much less likely to experience an asthma attack. However, this is completely dependent on it being taken as prescribed, and in the correct manner. Not fully inhaling the medication can seriously impact its effectiveness, and a lower dose than prescribed could be the difference between suffering from an asthma attack and not.

The medication found within the preventative inhaler is a type of steroid medication called corticosteroids. Every single person produces our own corticosteroids, however inhaling the medication will have different effects on how our bodies normally use it. There are many different forms of corticosteroids, however, they are all administered in similar ways.

Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) are normally used for children, as these are in the form of aerosol sprays. The two other main types are Dry-Powder Inhalers (DPIs) and Breath Actuated Inhalers (BAIs). As well as or instead of this, steroid pills can also be taken. However, this is not normally carried out, as it works most effectively in children. However, it also makes them less resistant to certain diseases such as Chicken Pox.