What is a puffer?
A puffer (or inhaler) is medication that is used to treat wheezing symptoms. They can be relievers or preventers.
What is a spacer?
A spacer is a cylinder-shaped device that connects to a puffer. You will usually get to take home the spacer (and mask where needed) that your child used in hospital. Replacements or spares can be purchased from your local pharmacy/chemist.
When to use a spacer
All children should use a spacer to inhale their puffer medication.
Why use a spacer?
A spacer reduces the amount of medicine that lands in the mouth, allowing more to go down into the lungs where it is needed.
Using a spacer