A study conducted by Allergy UK has pointed out that many asthma patients and those suffering from severe allergies do not know HOW to use the medical devices prescribed to them properly. That includes asthma inhalers, epinephrine injectors and other intervention drugs they are given to deal with emergencies. The researcher sin the study found that only 7% people were using their asthma inhalers properly and only 16% knew how to use the epinephrine injector correctly.
“This isn’t a new concern. We always worry about our patients, especially those with food allergies” cites Dr. Aasia Ghazi, form the Allergy and Asthma Specialists of Dallas.