Is pollution wearing you down this winter? Are you or your loved one facing difficulties breathing freely? Here is a complete guide on medication through nebulizers and solutions for your breathing problems.
What is a Nebulizer Machine?
A nebulizer is a medication delivery device that converts the liquid form of medicine into mist or aerosols allowing easy and direct absorption into the lungs. Nebulizers are usually used in the treatment of respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COVID-19, etc.
Nebulizers come in both electric and battery-run forms or are either portable so you can carry them anywhere or meant to sit on the table and connect the device to the electricity.
In every version of the nebulizer, there is a small container for medicine, a base that holds an air compressor, and a tube that connects both. A mouthpiece or a mask is connected above the medication container.
Types of Nebulizers. There are mainly 3 types of nebulisers available over the counter.
Jet Nebulizers: This kind of nebulizer makes an aerosol out of medication using compressed gas or air. These are the most commonly used nebulizers.
Ultrasonic Nebulizers: These nebulizers create aerosol through high-frequency vibrations. These are more commonly used in hospitals under clinical observation, and are not meant for personal use.
Mesh Nebulizers: These nebulizers use a mesh cap to filter very fine particles of aerosol that help dispense medication efficiently. These are scientifically designed and are more effective than jet nebulizers.
How To Use A Nebuliser: A standard nebuliser usually has the following:
A mask or mouthpiece
Ensure that your hands are completely clean and dry. Make sure that the Nebulizer and all its attachments are absolutely clean.
Put the air compressor on a flat surface and connect it to a switch if it has an electrical interface. And if your nebulizer is run by battery then just put it on.
Pour the liquid medication into the medication cup.
Connect the plastic tube with the air compressor and the medicine cup on the other end.
Now attach the mouthpiece or the mask.
Put on the mask and start breathing normally. Medication can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to be administered properly.
In case you feel dizzy, we suggest you stop the use and consult a doctor.
A nebulizer delivers medication via a pressurized air technique. However, people dealing with severe asthma may have to use both inhalers and the nebulizers. Using a nebulizer is easier when it comes to medicating fussy young kids or elderly people. In some cases, people having asthma are suggested to use inhalers as their airways tend to become narrower than usual. Your doctor will determine which medication you need to take via a nebulizer as per individual needs. Not every prescription can be taken through a nebulizer though.
How To Clean A Nebulizer.
A nebulizer if not cleaned properly can have fungus or bacteria grow in it. So it is very essential to clean and disinfect your nebulizer after every use.
Detach all attachments of the nebulizer and clean them with hot and soapy water.
Once clean, let them air dry on the paper or a towel. Store them in an air-tight container or a bag. Keep in a cool and dry place.
Nebulizers are one of the most suggested methods of giving medicines to people suffering from a cold, cough, or other respiratory ailments. When it comes to choosing a Nebulizer, we recommend you consult your doctor to suggest it as per your needs.
Romsons has a wide range of nebulizers that provide instant relief by converting liquid medicines into vapour. Suitable for both kids and adults, Romsons nebulizers come with the adult as well as a pediatric mask. Our nebulizers are lightweight, easy to assemble and use.
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