An inhaler is a device that can get asthma medicine directly into a person's lungs. The medicine
is a mist, spray, or powder that the person breathes in (inhales). In the lungs, this
medicine can go right to work, opening narrowed airways (breathing tubes). When the
tubes are open and clear, the person can breathe more easily, without as much coughing
Using an inhaler takes a little practice, but many kids become experts at it. Spacers
can make inhalers easier to use.