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If your inhaler contains a steroid ingredient, you should rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth after it; this is to prevent infections such as oral thrush.
7 Steps to Success, Inhaler Technique (2014) (adapted).
‘Getting the basics right, Inhaler Technique’. Primary Care Respiratory Society (2016).
Royal Sussex County Hospital COPD Nurse Specialist: 01273 523109.
Worthing Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01903 205111. Extension: 85858.
St Richard’s Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01243 788122. Extension: 3239.
You can also contact your community pharmacist or practice nurse for advice.
Publication Date: September 2021
Review Date: March 2024