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  • How to use a peak flow meter?

  • Make sure the red marker is at the bottom of the meter. Take a deep breath, filling your lungs completely. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Close your lips tightly on the peak flow meter鈥檚 mouthpiece. Blast the air out as hard and as fast as possible in a single blow. Write down the number by the red marker on the meter.

  • Is the PeakAir peak flow meter FSA-eligible?

  • The PeakAir Peak Flow Meter is used to measure your 鈥淧eak Expiratory Flow Rate,鈥?which is simply the highest speed you can blow air from your lungs. This product is FSA-eligible, but please check with your FSA provider to confirm its eligibility in your plan. currently does not accept FSA cards as a method of payment.

  • How do I find my personal best peak flow number?

  • Each person’s asthma is different, so your personal best peak flow number may be different from another person’s personal best number. To find your personal best peak flow number, take your peak flow each day for two to three weeks. Your asthma should be under good control during this time.

  • Why do I need to keep track of peak flow?

  • Readings from the meter can help you or your child recognize early signs of worsening asthma. Keeping track of peak flow numbers is part of your Asthma Action Plan.