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Puffer Flaps

prevent inhalation of pocket fluff
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Those suffering from asthma are familiar with the horror of accidently sucking in debris whilst medicating with the standard ventolin inhaler. Might I suggest a tricuspid-type one-way valve at the business end of said inhaler, enabling one to breath in the medication easily but not allowing lint and fluffs to sneak in when not in use. Standard inhalers do come with a lid but these do not often stay on.
lintkeeper2, Mar 19 2003

Corks, corks, corks, corks, corks. http://www.corkstor...rod1.htm&CODE=PHOLD
[bungston, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Respire Cases http://www.respirecases.com/
The solution to this problem [guy33, Jul 11 2007]


       Close, but the flaps are far enough back to create an alarming space in which fluff will take up residence. Shaking does not always loosen them. The flaps need to be at the very very front, with no space.
lintkeeper2, Mar 19 2003

       How about a cork?
bungston, Mar 19 2003

       Lots of inhalers that I've seen have the cap attached with a bit of plastic, so it swings out of the way when you are using it.
notme, Mar 19 2003

       Ventolin can be a life saver - literally. One reason why asthmatics die is because they don't normally need it on a dialy basis and so don't want to carry a bulky inhaler in their jeans hip pocket. And then one day, this big allergic challenge comes along and ...   

       Glaxo Wellcome and their competitors need to look at smaller, flatter inhalers that can be easily pocketed. Containing only approximately 20 doses, these would have an easily accessible, but sealed cap (and be intended to last for one episode only)   

       The idea is that they wouldn't replace the conventional inhaler issued under your HMO (which need to be cheap and last for more inhalations), but always be there in a pocket or wallet for when they are truly needed.   

       Would you fork out $10 for peace of mind?
FloridaManatee, Mar 19 2003

       absolutely, and the "sealed" part would solve my issue.
lintkeeper2, Mar 20 2003

       The simple solution is to get a TURBO-haler from your doctor.
Deadlock'd, Jan 30 2004

skinflaps, Jan 30 2004

       There is a solution to this problem. Keep your inhaler in a tight fitting sealed case available at: http://www.respirecases.com/
guy33, Jul 11 2007


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