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Inhalers bring your individual asthma medication directly into the inflamed airways and protect the rest of the body. There are a number of inhalation systems on the market. The most recent, pocket size nebulizer which you can take anywhere.
Inhalers and Nebulizers at a glance
Many inhalers that can be filled with various asthma medications are available on the market. There are currently four different systems in use in asthma inhalers as listed below.
- Powder inhalers: The active ingredient is in the form of a powder, for example in combination with milk sugar. When inhaled, the active ingredient is “blown” out of the powder and transported into the bronchi.
- Propellant metered dose aerosols (breath-controlled or non-breath-controlled): Here, the drug is released in the form of a fine mist by means of propellant gas. The spray is triggered either by pressing the valve or by breathing.
- Nozzle and ultrasonic nebulizer: This asthma inhaler also produces a fine, inhalable mist. The mist is swirled using compressed air and inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask.
- Positive pressure inhalation devices: This is a combination of a ventilator and a nebulizer. Light pressure and oxygen supply keep the airways open so that the active substance mist optimally reaches the bronchi.
On most metered dose inhalers and dry powder inhalers are used. Metered dose aerosols often help with an acute asthma attack, as the active ingredients are distributed very small and quickly reach the airways. Powder inhalers often contain cortisone and are therefore often used for long-term therapy for asthma. Small children and very old people sometimes cannot breathe deeply enough that a jet or ultrasonic nebulizer is used.
The correct use of asthma inhalers has to be learned
Inhaling is often a daily routine in asthma. Whether in an acute emergency or as long-term therapy – asthmatics usually have several inhalers that have to be used regularly. Which inhalation system your doctor recommends depends primarily on the easiest application for you, your age, and the severity of your asthma.
With the help of the asthma inhaler, the active ingredients reach the bronchi, the air-conducting parts of the lungs, as fine particles. Since mistakes happen again and again when inhaling, you should have your doctor or pharmacist show you in detail how to use it correctly. When using asthma controllers, i.e. asthma medication to be taken permanently, as well as with an emergency spray, it is important to be familiar with the handling.