Nebulizers – A Quick Look for Asthma Patients

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    Having problems inhaling and exhaling is a very frightening problem to be faced with in life. When someone has this disorder, it is necessary to have a nebulizer on hand always if they have difficulty breathing. Nebulizers are one component of medical supply equipment that can help alleviate this problem and allow an individual to conduct their daily activities without tension. They are devices that administer medication in the form of a mist that is inhaled into the lungs and is commonly used for individuals with medical issues such as asthma or cystic fibrosis.


    A omron nebulizer is a pump that is used to administer inhalation medicine. A standard nebulizer is sold as a kit, including a nebulizer cup, nebulizer compressor, mouthpiece, and a seven-foot hose. A typical prescription for inhalation medicine is four times a day or every six hours depending on your condition and your doctor’s orders.


    Nebulizers use air pressure made by the compressor which is forced through a seven-foot hose and into the nebulizer cup which is also known as the nebulizer mouthpiece. The compressor pushes air into the nebulizer cup which causes a small disc to vibrate at a swift pace which turns the medicine into an aerosol. When the drug is in the nebulizer cup is turned into an aerosol by the pressure and then can be inhaled. Research has proven that some medications have a lot quicker response in the patient when inhaled versus by pill form.


    Taking a nebulizer treatment can take about 7-10 minutes depending on how much medicine is in the cup and how durable the compressor is. Nebulizer compressors push 14 liters per minute at 27-35 pounds of pressure. The amount of air that is forced through the hose is not as essential as the amount of pressure. When buying a nebulizer machine, you should consider the amount of pressure the device will produce. The more pressure the nebulizer machine will provide the quicker the medication is dispensed which will reduce your treatment time. The other factor when trying to shorten your treatment time is in the nebulizer mouthpiece.


    Nebulizer mouthpieces can seem very different depending on the manufacturer; the most robust mouthpiece is an Omron Nebulizer. This nebulizer uses a small exhalation port; the exhalation port is the part of the mouthpiece where the patient will breathe out or exhale. The good thing about using a nebulizer with a small exhalation port is that it creates back pressure; back pressure triggers your esophagus to expand and enables you to inhale more medication faster.