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Tips from a child on managing asthma

Get ready to be charmed: A young boy who has asthma describes his daily medication routine through storytelling and cartoon drawings in the video above. He offers helpful tips on how to inhale steroids using a puff and spacer, advises that a certain of his medications must not be given to him more than once within four hours, and educates viewers on how to identify wheezing.

In a recent post on, Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, a pediatric diabetes specialist at the University of Michigan and mother of the filmmaker, "B," remarks, "I have to admit that I learned  a lot about how to use a spacer from this experience."

Watch more of B's films here and here.

Previously: Text messages about asthma could help children breathe easier
Via @SusannahFox

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