Nebulizer is usually device that is mostly used to treat asthma and other common respiratory diseases and is effective in easing irritation and inflammation in the bronchial airways thereby preventing the breathing tubes from narrowing. Nebulizer treatments are mostly effective for children who cough and have chest congestion. The child will inhale the medication it has which will ease any breathing problems.
Albuterol is the most common medicine recommended for use in this process. This is because it helps in loosening both mucus and bronchial muscles in the respiratory tract thereby making the child to breathe or cough easily. A dropper is usually used to load this medication into the nebulizer cup.
The medication loaded into the nebulizer will then be turned into mist through air compression and will be inhaled by the patient. This liquid mist will be inhaled through a mouthpiece or a face mask for ten minutes a number of times a day. However, the seriousness of the asthmatic condition will dictate the exact number of time this treatment has to be administered.
The medicine used in this procedure is often administered in solo doses. Additionally, although kids can take the same medication with adult patients, the child’s dosage is usually lower. This is done to make sure that no undesirable side effects are triggered by the medication, which could end up making the child’s condition worse.
The mist produced by the nebulizer is usually inhaled through the nose or the mouth but only after the device has been turned on. When the mist is over the device can then be withdrawn from the nose or the mouth. Therefore, the same procedure will be repeated in the subsequent treatment session.
The cup that is used in administering the treatment to the device should be cleaned after every use. In cleaning, soap can be used but in the final rinse, it is prudent to use hot water. Additionally, the mask and the mouthpiece that are used in the process should also get disinfected thrice every week by use of vinegar solution so that bacteria growth can be prevented.
For those who suffer from respiratory problems nebulizer treatments can therefore be the most effective method to ease one’s condition. This is because wheezing, coughing or congestion in one’s air pass ways will be dealt with effectively as long as medication is administered in the correct dosage at the proper time. However, for correct usage a physician should be consulted first.