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Asthma Attack Prep Guide

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6. Using the Rescue Inhaler

Children, especially those in kindergarten through 2nd grade, need supervision when using an inhaler. Make sure that you know how to help your child use it  -- and go over how to use it with teachers, the school nurse and parents of your child’s friends. If you want your child to be able to use their inhaler on his own in school, he must have a note signed by you and his doctor affirming that he knows how to use it properly.  

When your child heads for a sleepover or off to camp, make sure you teach her the difference between the rescue and a long-acting inhaler--they’re usually different colors.  

To learn more about inhalers and spacers, watch this video.  

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