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Effective management of asthma and allergies can make a world of difference to your everyday life.
Our "How-To" instructional videos have been designed to show you how to correctly use your asthma or COPD inhaler (puffer) or your allergy nasal spray. In each short clip, an asthma & respiratory educator demonstrates the correct use of one device.
Many people don't realise they aren't using their asthma or COPD inhaler properly. Although it might seem simple, it can be hard to get the steps just right without an expert showing you how. And if it's been a while since you were last shown, it's easy for little mistakes to slip into your routine.
Nasal sprays are often used by people with allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever) to take their intranasal corticosteroids. These sprays need to be used at just the right angle to help reduce the chance of experiencing side-effects like nosebleeds.
Using your inhaler or nasal spray properly is important. With the right technique you can be sure that the medicine is getting where it needs to, giving you better control of your asthma or allergies and maybe even meaning you need to take less medicine.
To view the video clips, please go to the National Asthma Council Australia website