A nebulizer turns medicine from a liquid to a mist, making it easier to inhale into the lungs and more effective. Nebulizers are especially effective at administering medication to infants and young children with asthma, and to those who have difficulty inhaling asthma medication.
A nebulizer is also equipment needed to inhale large doses of medicines. Nebulizer therapy is often referred to as "breathing therapy".
Nebulizers are household and portable. Household sprayers are larger and must be plugged into an electrical outlet. Portable atomizers are smaller, use batteries, and are slightly larger than a deck of cards in a portable size, so they can be carried in a purse, briefcase, or backpack for anytime, anywhere use, and are more convenient.
If you need a nebulizer, you can get a prescription from your doctor and go to hospital or go to pharmacy to buy one. The price ranges from tens to hundreds of dollars. Portable nebulizers are usually slightly more expensive than household nebulizers.
How to use atomizer?
You will need following consumables to use sprayer:
Medicines (vial or dosage vial)
Medical plastic tube
If you have necessary "supplies", how do you use them?
Place air compressor on a hard surface to support its weight and plug compressor power cord into a well-grounded outlet;
Before using nebulizer, remember to wash your hands to avoid unnecessary contamination;
Carefully measure out medications as directed and place them in nebulizer cup. (Most drugs these days come in pre-measured bottles, so sometimes you don't have to measure.)
Assemble nebulizer bowl and mask;
Connect medical grade plastic tubing to aerosol compressor and nebulizer cup.
Turn on compressor to make sure it works properly. (During normal operation you should see mist coming out of back of tube against mouthpiece)
Sit upright in a comfortable chair and position mask sensibly and comfortably.
Take a slow, deep breath. If you can, hold each breath for 2-3 seconds before exhaling to help medicine get into airways.
Continue treatment until medication is finished (approximately 10 minutes on average).
If dizziness or anxiety occurs, stop treatment, rest for about 5 minutes, and continue treatment. Of course, if other side effects occur, please stop treatment in time and consult a doctor.
If medicine sticks to edges of nebulizer cup during treatment, you can shake cup to flush out medicine with mist.
Your doctor will tell you how often and how long to use nebulizer. Your doctor will also tell you about an "asthma action plan" that explains which medications to use, when to use them, and a series of recommendations. questions.
Using a portable sprayer is similar to using a household sprayer. The steps are similar, except that it doesn't need to be plugged in as it comes with a battery, but remember to charge battery in time.
How do I care for my nebulizer?
Cleaning and disinfecting asthma nebulizer is very simple and very important. Proper care can prevent infection, and cleaning should be done in a place free of dust and smoke.
When cleaning atomizer, follow these instructions:
After each treatment, thoroughly rinse nebulizer cup with warm water, shake off excess water and allow to air dry. At end of each day, sprayer cups, masks should be thoroughly washed with water and mild soap and mild detergent and allowed to air dry.
After cleaning equipment, disinfect it using a vinegar/water solution or disinfectant solution recommended by equipment supplier. To use vinegar solution, mix 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1/2 cup water. Soak device for 20 minutes and rinse well under constant running water. Shake off excess water, dry on paper towels, be sure to let device dry completely, and store in a zip-lock plastic bag.
When compressor is not in use, cover it with a clean cloth to prevent dust and dust from falling in.
Do not place air compressor on floor to avoid moisture damage to machine.
Medicines should be stored in a cool, dry place, some require refrigeration and some require protection from light. Check often. If they change color or form crystals/crystals, they can be "spoiled", thrown away, never used, and replaced with a new drug.
Keep an extra nebulizer container and mask at any time, in case of an emergency, to avoid sudden damage, contamination and other situations affecting use and treatment;
If you are undergoing spray treatment in a hospital, remember to keep your tubes and masks hygienic and make sure they are disposable and not shared by others to avoid unnecessary contamination;
Check air compressor filter as directed and replace or clean it in time according to equipment supplier's instructions.