What Is A Nebulizer?

What Is A Nebulizer?

People that suffer from Asthma or respiratory condition that includes difficulty in breathing due to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity are the ones prescribed to use a nebulizer for therapy.

Nebulizer is a machine that turns liquid medicine into a mist to help you inhale medicine more easily into your lungs and treat your asthma. During an asthma attack or a respiratory infection, the mist may be easier to inhale than the spray from a pocket inhaler. When your airways become narrow, you can’t take deep breaths. For this reason, a nebulizer is a more effective way to deliver the medication than an inhaler, which requires you to take a deep breath.

Nebulizers can deliver short-acting (rescue) or long-acting (maintenance to prevent acute attacks) asthma medication therapy. Also, more than one medication can be given in the same treatment. Your doctor will determine which medications and the dose you need to take in the nebulizer based on your asthma condition and what triggers it. Examples of medications used in nebulizers include:

  • albuterol
  • ipratropium
  • budesonide
  • formoterol

Nebulizers come in electric or battery-run versions in both a portable size you can carry with you and a larger size that’s meant to sit on a table and plug into a wall. Both are made up of a base that holds an air compressor, a small container for liquid medicine, and a tube that connects the air compressor to the medicine container. Above the medicine container is a mouthpiece or mask you use to inhale the mist.

This is an example of portable nebulizers that you can conveniently use during travel from a trusted brand: VASTMEDIC PORTABLE POCKET SIZE NEBULIZER






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