COM­MON MEDS

Women's Health (Malaysia) - - DISCUSS -

IN­HALER

The er­ror: Not fol­low­ing di­rec­tions to shake it be­fore use, in­hal­ing too early or late, or ex­hal­ing right away

The fix: Shake be­fore ev­ery puff when re­quired; breathe in and press the but­ton si­mul­ta­ne­ously; hold your breath for 10 seconds af­ter so the meds can reach the lungs.

EYE DROPS

The er­ror: Let­ting them fall into the in­ner cor­ner of the eye, which is a pas­sage­way to your nose and mouth (you’ll know if you get a stuffy nose or a strange taste in your throat)

The fix: Use a fin­ger to block that cor­ner, and aim the drops for the cen­tre of your eye. Close your eye for 30 seconds.

NASAL SPRAY

The er­ror: Not blow­ing your nose be­fore—any ex­ist­ing mu­cus buildup will pre­vent it from work­ing prop­erly

The fix: Blow both sides of your nose, even if you don’t feel con­gested. Then hold one nos­tril closed while you in­hale the spray on one side. Switch sides.

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