I've had asthma for a year not (I'm 64) and when I was diagnosed at the hospital I was told to use a spacer with ventolin as well as steroid inhaler. So I carry a spacer as well as ventolin all the time. I'm fed up with this! The problem is that I'm useless without the spacer. However I position the inhaler it just hits my tongue. I saw the practice nurse yesterday who gave me a practice inhaler (apparently just has air in). It still hits either my tongue or the roof of my mouth. What I want to know is does it always do this to some extent or should I not feel/taste it at all? And, if it does hit either is it useless or will it work eventually through my system?