Treating asthma with a sharp knife and a coke bottle

FOR those caught short without a spacer for the kids’ asthma medication, all it takes is the ability to consume 600mL of soft drink and a sharp knife.

Dr Nick Hallebone from Deer Park, Vic, instructs patients to make a cross-shaped incision in the base of an empty bottle, and to insert the inhaler through the split. Breathe through the normal bottle opening.