Medication for my childs asthma

2) Why use inhalers?

Blue inhaler

Metred dose inhaler

Purple accuhaler


Blue easibreathe


Blue turbohaler


  • Asthma is usually treated with medicines given by inhaler.
  • Inhalers, if used correctly, deliver the medicine direct to the lungs.
  • There are many different types of inhaler device available – the images above are just a few of the many available.
  • Your child should be provided with an inhaler device which is appropriate for them and their inhaler technique should be regularly checked.
  • You should also know the correct method of using the inhaler so you can check if your child is managing the inhaler effectively.