Giving asthma medicine should be a positive time for you and your child. Using a mask with MDI and spacer is recommended for effective delivery of medicine into your child’s lung. Follow the directions from your child’s therapist, nurse or doctor closely. Below are the step by step instructions on correct use of metered dose inhaler with a spacer and mask:
Rinse the spacer and mask as needed with warm, running water. Clean them once a week with warm water and soap. Allow the spacer and mask to air dry between uses.
Do not clean or dry the inside of the spacer with a cloth or fabric. This can create an electric charge on the inside of the spacer.Which will decrease the amount of medicine that goes to your child’s lungs.
Once a week, rinse the mouthpiece (boot) that holds the canister with warm running water. Do not soak it. When placing the canister back into the dried boot, prime it with 1 puff.
See the manufacturer’s instructions for more information.