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Asthma Holding Chamber

One Minute Asthma provides all the information you need on how to use an asthma holding chamber to control your asthma. First, remove the cap of your inhaler. Next put the inhaler mouthpiece into the end of the holding chamber and shake it hard for 2 to 3 seconds. Breathe out, and then put the holding chamber mouthpiece well into your mouth and flat on your tongue like Popsicle. Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece of the holding chamber and spray one puff of medicine into the holding chamber. Then inhale the asthma medicine from the holding chamber for 3 to 5 seconds to fill your lungs completely. After inhaling from the holding chamber hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds. One Minute Asthma says that this allows the medicine mist to settle and touch the lining of your airway. Remove the asthma holding chamber from your mouth and breathe out. Wait 10 seconds before you spray a second puff into the asthma holding chamber. Do not spray more than one puff at a time into the asthma holding chamber.

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