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  1. #1
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    Surfing & Asthma

    Anyone here have asthma? I do, not terrible, but at times it can keep me out of the water or shorten sessions. I'm trying to think of a clever way to bring an inhaler out in the water with me but haven't hit upon a good solution yet.

    I don't think it would have to be waterproof -- the inhaler is pressurized so no water would get in, right? But just putting it in my pocket doesn't seem like a great idea either, neither comfortable nor secure.

    Any thoughts are appreciated!

  2. #2
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    Might look silly but wear a fanny pack.

  3. #3
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    You ever see those cell phone attachments they have for backpack straps?
    cell phone pouch.jpg
    Snag one of these and get a strap for around your arm or leg. Keep inhaler in a waterproof bag. Go surf. Just an idea. Trial and Error.
    Last edited by kpd73; Jul 5, 2014 at 04:28 PM.

  4. #4
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    Both excellent ideas - thanks much!

    I think my brain skipped over the fanny pack because I'm still clinging to the misguided idea that I'm cool. And I've never seen those cell phone attachments but it looks promising.

    So if you see an old wheezy guy wearing a fanny pack and various attachments strapped to his limbs, paddle over and say hi!

    Thanks again

  5. #5
    The rescue inhaler should be used 15 miutes before your sesh. If it's not doing the trick, you might need the longer acting steroid inhalers which you use every day. Works for me that way.

    Go see an asthma specialistl --- allergies or sinus infex might be kicking up yr asthma. It can kill you, don't mess around with asthma.

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    like the song says:

    So you've got to legalize it, and don't criticize it
    Legalize it, yeah, yeah, and I will advertise it

    It's good for the flu, a good for ASTHMA
    Good for tuberculosis, even umara composis

    Got to legalize it, don't criticize it
    Legalize it, yeah, yeah, I will advertise it

    Birds eat it, ants love it
    Fowls eat it, goats love to play with it

    So you've got to legalize it, don't criticize it
    Legalize it, yeah, yeah, and I will advertise it

    Keep on telling you, legalize it

    -Peter Tosh

  8. #8
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    This arm pack or something similar might also work:
    http://www.over-board.com.au/waterpr...-arm-pack.html

  9. #9
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    You guys are awesome. I'm coming here for advice on all my problems from now on.

    Speaking of which, I've got a broken power window in this old Buick I'm cruising around in...

  10. #10
    I have been surfing since 1989 and asthmatic since 1980. Smaller sample inhalers are available from your doctor. Tuck one just under the collar of your wetsuit.