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asthma inhalers at theme parks!!

(14 Posts)
christine34 Wed 08-Jun-11 21:26:40

At the risk of sounding like a complete nutter!, is it safe to have your inhaler in your pocket whilst on a high velocity extreme ride at theme parks? DH has implied to me that they are not safe to have about your person whilst on a ride, or am I being taken for a ride?!!! Thanks.

PaperView Wed 08-Jun-11 21:33:14

WHat if it fell out?

christine34 Wed 08-Jun-11 22:32:32

Sealed pocket!! Is more a case of it being essentially a pressured container...

christine34 Wed 08-Jun-11 22:32:57

sorry, pressurised...

PaperView Thu 09-Jun-11 13:53:54

What has that got to do with anything? Am i being thick?

freshprincess Thu 09-Jun-11 13:58:04

If it got squashed would it explode? I can't see the speed of the ride being a factor tbh

smudgethepuppydog Thu 09-Jun-11 16:38:02

DD just keeps hers in her zipped up pocket and she's suffered no explosions to date nor has she managed to squash it.

christine34 Thu 09-Jun-11 16:41:36

Thanks for all replies!! Obviously I know it's safe just to keep it in your pocket(!), just didn't know about how a pressurised inhaler may react due to the sudden changes in pressure!! Thanks anyway.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 09-Jun-11 16:44:29

There isnt a sudden change in pressure - only in acceleration. It should be fine smile

smudgethepuppydog Thu 09-Jun-11 16:45:15

Surely it's the same as taking aerosol cans onto a flight? They go into the hold and they are safe.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 09-Jun-11 16:47:18

air pressure and acceleration are very different things. Unless the rides take you up mountains and back or deep into an abyss there is no change in pressure.

christine34 Thu 09-Jun-11 16:47:58

Thank you for your sane (and reassuring) replies - much appreciated!! smile

I take mine in a zipped pocket in circumstances like that. If I start having an attack, I do not want to have to wait for the ride to stop, go and find my bag etc - I might be dead by then.

christine34 Thu 09-Jun-11 17:00:10

Agreed, Aliba!! smile

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