What is a nebulizer diffuser?
A nebulizer diffuser is an electrical device that allows you to inhale drugs. The drug is dissolved in a liquid. The device converts the drug solution into mist or fog. You can breathe the mist in through a mouthpiece (or nose / mouth mask). Spraying is suitable for young and old. Drugs may be anti-inflammatories, bronchodilators, and antibiotics. In this article, we will give you some advice about how to use a nebulizer diffuser.
Advantages and disadvantages nebulizers diffuser
The advantages of spraying is that people who are severely short of breath, can till get enough medication.
The nebulizers diffuser has some disadvantages:
- Most are quite large and therefore difficult to bring along with.
- The atomisation takes quite some time, especially if you have to do it several times a day.
- If the device is not cleaned properly, there is risk of infection.
- The drug also works less effective.
- Important: prescription and instruction
- You may only use nebulizers diffuser on prescription from a doctor.
- The equipment supplied is only for you. Other people should not use it.
It is important that you know exactly how to use and clean the appliance. Please ask doctor before you use a nebulizer, for detailed information. If you think that the atomization is not going well, ask for help.
Retention of the drug
It is important that you store the medicine properly. Follow all instructions from the pharmacy. Some medications must be kept in the dark or in a cool room. Medicine from the refrigerator often have to reach room temperature before you can inhale them. Please also always pay attendtionon at the expiry date.
Time, frequency and dose
You have to agree with your doctor how many times a day and at what times you need spraying. What dose you are using is also prescribed. It is good to discuss occasionally with your doctor or nurse if you have applied the correct schedule. Do you get physical therapy, then possibly vote with the physiotherapist how much time in advance you can atomize the best.
Parts and nebulizers diffuser
Nebulizer and compressor
The nebulizer is the cup (the cup) which the liquid of drug is put in. The compressor provides air pressure to convert the liquid into a mist.
Mouthpiece and mask
Preferably use a nozzle. This is meant to take into the mouth, and thereby to breathe in the mist. You can use a nose / mouth mask instead of a mouthpiece. Hold it with a rubber band. There are masks in different sizes. The mask must be kept as far as possible in order to avoid unnecessary nebulized drug is lost. Inhalation through a mouthpiece is generally more effective than freeze a large portion of the drug via a mask through the nose, as in the nose. A mask has the disadvantage that the skin around the mouth which may become irritated.
Certain medications, particularly antibiotics, can when spraying harmful to people in your area who breathe the mist. To prevent harm, use a filter exhalation (expiration = expiration). This filter catches drug in the exhalation air and ensures that it does not get into the environment. The filter is required each time after the atomisation be replaced by a clean filter.
Storage case and battery
The compressor is often arranged a storage compartment where you can store the nebulizers diffuser, medicine and the mouthpiece or mask.
There are appropriate bags or briefcases where you can take the nebulizer accessories.
There are nebulizers diffuser working well on AC or on batteries. A fully charged battery is important to make sure that the compressor is working properly.
Before first use
We encourage you before first use of the nebulizers diffuser, boil in water with a little detergent for six to ten minutes in order to avoid possible deformations.
After each spraying:
1. First wash your hands.
2. Rinse the nebulizer after each use with warm water (not hot water, otherwise there is caking protein).
3. Wash the nebulizer after the rinse in lukewarm (not hot) soapy water with detergent and rinse again with warm water.
4. Dry it afterward with a clean, lint-free cloth or tissue. The nebulizer must be completely dry. Blow the reception by supercharged air.