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….. Wait for six minutes. If no improvement is seen, call the emergency services for help. Continue to administer the medication via the spacer until medical assistance arrives. A spacer should be washed regularly (at least once a week). Warm water and dishwashing liquid are ideal. The spacer should not be rinsed but left to dry naturally. This is done to prevent the medication from sticking to the inside of the spacer. The spacer should be regularly checked for damage and ideally replace annually.
Please note: A severe asthma attack may develop very quickly; however, it can develop over several days.
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