Make sure you use the inhaler in the proper, prescribed method. Find a relaxing spot, and be sure that you follow the directions that the manufacturer provided. The inhaler is only useful if the medication within it actually gets to your lungs. Inhale air while spraying the necessary amount of medication into your mouth. It is then necessary to hold the breath for about ten seconds to give the medication time to work in your lungs.
If you have asthma and use your rescue inhaler often, as in more than one or two times a week, or you wake up in the night from an asthma attack more than twice a week, you might need different asthma medication. Talk to your doctor about it.
Stay indoors during high pollen count days. Pollen and other airborne allergens account for many asthma symptoms. When pollen counts reach higher levels, the number of patients in the ER with severe asthma attacks increases. Avoid an attack, by staying indoors with an air conditioner or other air filtering system.