Asthma puffer while fasting?

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Question:

Assalamualaikum
Can you use asthma puffer while fasting?
Preventer or reliever
Hanafi ruling
Jzk

Answer:

Oral inhalers will invalidate your fast because the medicine reaches the throat cavity and possibly further down the digestive tract via the mouth. In addition nebulisers also invalidate your fast because the mist inhaled is a mixture of gas and liquid particles in the form of small aerosol droplets.

As such, if one used an asthma pump for a genuine medical need, one will have to make up the fasts missed (qadha), although expiation (kaffara) will not be necessary.Those who are asthmatic should consult their Doctors and seek any potential alternatives for the month of Ramadan.

Shaykh Mohammed Shakeeb

 

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