Breathing Easy: How Asthma Puffers Work

What is Asthma?

Asthma makes it tough for some people to breathe. It's like trying to breathe through a tiny straw!

Meet the Puffer

A puffer, or inhaler, is a small tool that helps send medicine straight to your lungs.

Types of Puffers

There are two main types: rescue inhalers for quick relief and controller inhalers for everyday use.

The medicine in puffers helps relax the muscles around your airways. This makes breathing easier!

The Magic Medicine

First, shake the puffer. Then, breathe out, put the puffer in your mouth, and press down as you breathe in deeply.

How to Use a Puffer

Holding Your Breath

After inhaling, hold your breath for about 10 seconds. This helps the medicine reach deep into your lungs.

Cleaning Your Puffer

Keep your puffer clean! Rinse the mouthpiece with warm water once a week to keep it germ-free.

Regular Checks

Check how much medicine is left often. Some puffers have counters to help you keep track.

Always carry your puffer with you. You never know when you might need it!