How to Make an Asthma Spacer
In order to make an asthma spacer, a plastic bottle can be used with a hole cut in the middle to correspond to the entrance of the metered dose inhaler. Find out how to use an asthma spacer with help from a doctor and chief of allergy, asthma and immunology in this free video on asthma spacers.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Peg Strub, Chief of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, and I'm an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco. Oftentimes, we're asked how somebody can make a spacer at home. And probably the best way to do this would be to take a soda bottle, a one liter, two liter; I guess even a three liter bottle. Obviously, it would be empty, and you'd want to clean it out and dry it very well. And the next thing to do would be to take the end of it and to cut a small hole in the middle of it that would correspond to the entrance of the MDI, the metered dose inhaler. And then, all you would do is take the cap off the metered dose inhaler and put it in the end, and then twist off the cap, and then just have the patient put the mouthpiece directly in their mouth and use it as a spacer. I'm Dr. Peg Strub, Chief of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, and I'm Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.