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Pollen & your asthma

Pollen is a common allergy, known as hayfever, and often goes hand in hand with asthma. Hayfever affects around one in five people and can vary in severity from year to year, so it’s important to be prepared for hayfever season to keep your ast...

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The Environmental Impact of Inhalers

Did you know your inhaler could carry a significant impact on the environment? Different inhalers have a different carbon footprint compared to others. Here we consider how inhalers could be switched to low carbon alternatives, how you should use the...

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What are the different types of asthma inhalers?

Inhalers are a useful tool to make sure medicine can be delivered directly, targetting the lungs. There are many different ways to differentiate between asthma inhalers. Here is a comprehensive guide to inhaler types, colours, names, escalation of tr...

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Taking Ventolin: how often is too often?

Ventolin is a form of asthma inhaler. It contains a medicine called salbutamol which eases the muscles around the airways so that breathing becomes easier. People living with asthma should always have their Ventolin inhaler to hand to treat a flare-u...

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The Asthma Control Test

The Asthma Control Test is a simple set of questions devised by medical professionals. It helps you to determine how well you are currently managing your asthma, allowing you to gain an accurate picture of your condition.  

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My asthma is worse than usual

Asthma is a chronic condition which affects the lungs; causing irritation to the airways and resulting in breathing problems. People with asthma usually experience wheezing, breathlessness, coughing or a tight feeling in the chest. The symptoms can b...

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Asthma Inhalers: Ventolin

Ventolin is a reliever inhaler used to treat asthma symptoms as they occur. It’s the brand name for a medicine called Salbutamol and is usually the blue inhaler. This is what you would use during an asthma attack to try and get your symptoms un...

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What is an asthma preventer inhaler?

Asthma is a common respiratory condition which affects the lungs and airways, making it harder to breathe. It often occurs in childhood but it can happen for the first time in adults. There are many possible causes and triggers which lead to breathle...