Sunday 17 March 2013

Inhaler techniques

Our local pharmacist, Peter Littlewood, brought along more inhalers than we thought existed. We had a fascinating discussion and demonstration of inhaler techniques, varying for each type and with the contents of each device.
We all thought we were experts, as most of us have been doing this for so many years now. But Peter had something new for all of us. It just shows, it's never too late to learn. I, for one, have removed my inhalers from my bedroom to the bathroom. So after each use of an inhaler I now clean my teeth and rinse with mouth wash to get rid of all those nasty little droplets, or bits of powder, which settle in the mouth or throat. As Peter said, this stuff is intended for our lungs and the last place we want it to go is down into the stomach where it can eventually end up in our liver or kidneys, where it will do more harm than good - especially steroids. 

Great news at the end of the meeting, the hall committee has decided to drop the extra charge for use of the kitchen as from April 1st (hope it's not an April Fool !) That will save us £4.00 per booking, which is not to be sneezed at.

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