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Asthma: Using a TurbuhalerAAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z5.7000000000000075.3000000000000592.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A Turbuhaler is used as a means of delivering asthma medicine in powder form to children over 10 years of age. Learn more about Turbuhalers.<br></p><p>The Turbuhaler is a way for children over age 10 to receive their asthma medicine. </p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The Turbuhaler inhaler dispenses medicine in a powder through a white cylinder. </li><li> The Turbuhaler is suitable for children over age 10. </li><li> When the red mark first appears in the window on the side of the Turbuhaler, there are 20 doses left. The red mark will fall to the bottom of the window when the cylinder is empty. </li></ul>
Asthme: comment utiliser un TurbuhalerAAsthme: comment utiliser un TurbuhalerAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerFrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z5.0000000000000077.0000000000000497.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un Turbuhaler est un moyen d’administrer un médicament contre l’asthme sous forme de poudre aux enfants âgés de plus de 10 ans. Découvrez les Turbuhalers. </p><p> Le Turbuhaler est un moyen d’administrer leur médicament contre l’asthme aux enfants âgés de plus de 10 ans. </p><h2> À retenir </h2><ul><li> L’inhalateur Turbuhaler administre le médicament sous forme de poudre à travers un cylindre blanc. </li><li> L’appareil Turbuhaler est adapté aux enfants âgés de plus de 10 ans. </li><li> Lorsqu’une marque rouge apparaît pour la première fois dans la fenêtre située sur le côté du Turbuhaler, il ne reste que 20 doses. La marque rouge tombera au bas de la fenêtre lorsque le cylindre sera vide. </li></ul> <br>

 

 

AsthmaAsthmaAsthmaAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2018-01-19T05:00:00Z000Landing PageLearning Hub<p>Asthma affects the lungs and can cause your child to feel short of breath, have tightness in their chest and experience coughing and wheezing. Learn more about what asthma is, how it is diagnosed and how it can be controlled.</p><p>Asthma is a condition that affects the lungs and can cause your child to feel short of breath, have tightness in their chest and experience coughing and wheezing. With good asthma control, your child can go on to live a normal and healthy life. Learn more about what asthma is, how it is diagnosed and how it can be controlled. You will also learn about the medicines used to treat asthma and the different devices used to give them.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Asthma: An overview</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma is a condition that affects your child's lungs. It is the most common chronic illness in children. Early diagnosis and treatment of asthma is helpful to control asthma symptoms or prevent further asthma episodes.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=785&language=English">Asthma: An overview and care after a hospital visit</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1470&language=English">What is asthma?</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1471&language=English">Asthma: Making a diagnosis</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Asthma medicines</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma medicines help to keep your child's asthma under control and make symptoms less severe. Learn about the different types of asthma medicines.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1472&language=English">Asthma medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1473&language=English">Asthma: Controller medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1474&language=English">Asthma: Reliever medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1475&language=English">Asthma: Oral steroids</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Asthma devices</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Asthma inhaler devices deliver asthma medicine to your child's lungs. Learn about the different devices and how to use them properly.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Metered-dose inhaler (MDI)</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1476&language=English">Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1477&language=English">Asthma: Using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) without a spacer</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1478&language=English">Asthma: Caring for the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and spacer</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Dry powder inhalers</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1479&language=English">Asthma: Using a Diskus inhaler</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1480&language=English">Asthma: Using a Turbuhaler</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Mist inhalers</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1481&language=English">Asthma: Using a nebulizer and compressor</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Controlling your child's asthma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about triggers that could make your child's asthma worse and the warning signs to look out for. Find out how an asthma action plan and diary can help manage your child's asthma, and how a peak flow meter helps to monitor their asthma.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1482&language=English">Controlling your child's asthma</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1487&language=English">Asthma action plan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1485&language=English">Asthma and exercise</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1488&language=English">Asthma diary</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1483&language=English">Asthma warning signs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1486&language=English">Using a peak flow meter to monitor asthma</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Asthma triggers</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1484&language=English">Asthma triggers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1963&language=English">Second-hand smoke</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Living with asthma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>If your child has well-controlled asthma, they should be able to go to school or day care regularly and participate in activities. Also find the answers to some frequently asked questions about asthma and some suggestions for further reading.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1489&language=English">Asthma in school</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1491&language=English">Asthma resources</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1490&language=English">Asthma: Frequently asked questions</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/asthma_learning_hub.jpgasthmahub

 

 

Asthma: Using a Turbuhaler1480.00000000000Asthma: Using a TurbuhalerAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00Z5.7000000000000075.3000000000000592.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A Turbuhaler is used as a means of delivering asthma medicine in powder form to children over 10 years of age. Learn more about Turbuhalers.<br></p><p>The Turbuhaler is a way for children over age 10 to receive their asthma medicine. </p><figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Turbuhaler</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Turbuhaler_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Mouthpiece, coloured bottom and cover of Turbuhaler" /> </figure> <h2>What is a Turbuhaler?</h2><p>A Turbuhaler is a white cylinder with a coloured base. It is used to deliver medicines in powder form. It has a dose counter window so you can see when it is nearly empty.</p><p>It may be difficult for children under the age of 10 to have enough flow to get the medicine into the lungs.</p><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> The Turbuhaler inhaler dispenses medicine in a powder through a white cylinder. </li><li> The Turbuhaler is suitable for children over age 10. </li><li> When the red mark first appears in the window on the side of the Turbuhaler, there are 20 doses left. The red mark will fall to the bottom of the window when the cylinder is empty. </li></ul><h2>How to use the Turbuhaler</h2><p>Your child can follow these 4 steps when taking medicine with a Turbuhaler.</p> <br> <ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_1_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Removing cover from Turbuhaler" /> </figure> <h3>Step 1: Open the Turbuhaler</h3><p>Unscrew the white cover and take it off the Turbuhaler.</p></li></ul><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_2_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Holding the mouthpiece of the Turbuhaler with one hand while twisting the coloured bottom with the other" /> </figure> <h3>Step 2: Get the medicine ready</h3><p>Hold the Turbuhaler with the mouthpiece pointing up.</p><p>Hold the Turbuhaler in one hand and twist the coloured bottom of the Turbuhaler with the other hand. Twist it as far to the right as it will go, then twist to the left until you hear a click. The click means that the medicine is ready.</p><p>Make sure you do not lose the medicine. You will lose the medicine:</p><ul><li>If you shake the Turbuhaler after hearing the click</li><li>If you turn the Turbuhaler upside down after hearing the click</li><li>If you drop the Turbuhaler after hearing the click</li><li>If you blow into the Turbuhaler after hearing the click</li></ul><p>If you lose the medicine, do Step 2 again.</p></li></ul><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_3_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Holding mouthpiece of Turbuhaler in mouth" /> </figure><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_4_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Holding breath and counting to ten" /> </figure> <h3>Step 3: Take the medicine</h3><p>Stand or sit up straight.</p><p>Breathe out.</p><p>Put the mouthpiece between your teeth, then wrap your lips around the mouthpiece tightly so that no air can get out.</p><p>Tilt your head back a little bit.</p><p>Breathe in as fast and as deeply as you can.</p><p>Take the Turbuhaler out of your mouth.</p><p>Hold your breath until you have counted to 10 very slowly.</p><p>Breathe out very slowly through your mouth, away from the Turbuhaler.</p><p>Repeat Steps 2 to 3 if you need to take more puffs.</p></li></ul><ul class="akh-steps"><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_5_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Drinking water from a cup" /> </figure> <h3>Step 4: Close the Turbuhaler</h3><p>Screw the white cover on to the Turbuhaler.</p><p>Rinse your mouth with water or drink something afterwards.</p></li></ul><h2>How do you know how much medicine is left in your Turbuhaler?</h2><p>There are about 20 doses left in your Turbuhaler when the red mark first shows in the window on the side of the Turbuhaler. You need to get a new one from your pharmacy as soon as possible when you see this line. This means you will have a new one ready when the old one runs out. The Turbuhaler is empty when the red mark reaches the bottom of the window.</p><p>You cannot tell if the Turbuhaler is empty by shaking it. The sound you hear is the powder that keeps the medicine dry, and not the medicine itself.</p><p>Some Turbuhalers have counters that count backwards with each dose.</p><h2>How to clean your Turbuhaler</h2><ul><li>Wipe off the mouthpiece with a dry tissue after use.</li><li>Never use any liquid to clean the Turbuhaler.</li><li>If powder sticks in the hole, try to brush it out.</li></ul> <br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/HowToUse_Turbuhaler_2_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgAsthma: Using a TurbuhalerFalse

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