Advice 1: How to choose a nebulizer for home use

The inhaler and nebulizer are not the same, and not every inhaler can be called a nebulizer. It is a device that converts into an aerosol of liquid drug.

How to choose a nebulizer

When you select should pay attention to the specified in the passport specifications. This will help to understand exactly what the device will come in each case.

The specified tank capacity for medicines denotes the maximum volume for a Bay in the nebulizer chamber. This criterion is particularly relevant for nebulizer compressor operation, as the aerosol cannot be formed in case of excess volume of the fluid. Residual volume - the liquid that remains not transformed into an aerosol, - is, in every nebulizer.

To ensure that the aerosol is moved as much as possible, medicinal substances, having the expected therapeutic effect, the physiological solution is added to the maximum volume, re-adding it to the maximum to the residual volume.

You do not have a residual volume of only a mash-nebulizers.

And important performance characteristic of the aerosol: it is the amount that comes out of the nebulizer per minute. This figure has the higher the value, the less time can continue the procedure. This parameter is very important when treating small children, where every minute counts.

Regardless of the method of introduction and ways of penetration into the body, the effect of any drug depends on its dose. The nebulizer must always be filled only with the recommended by doctors amount of the drug.

Characteristics of the nebulizer, which you need to pay attention

The first characteristic which must be taken into account is the type of nebulizer. Ultrasonic devices, many drugs are destroyed, and the sense of such treatment will not. The best choice is a compressor type device as well to mesh-nebulisers, which are called even electronic-mesh. For compressor nebulizers important and the type of nebulizer chamber.

If the camera ramjet, about 70% of the substance will be lost in the atmosphere before reaching the respiratory tract. This makes it difficult to select the dosage and reduces the effect. The best solution is the choice of camera, activated by a breath, because that's what 90% of the drug gets into the respiratory tract.

You need to pay attention to the maximum operating time of the compressor. After a single treatment, many models require a break, and it is not possible to produce a second procedure.

Very important and the method of processing chamber of the nebulizer. Those models camera which allows to make processing of boiling, allows to sterilize the camera at home that will prevent re-infection.

Advice 2 : What a nebulizer is better - ultrasonic or compressor

To with the exact confidence to determine the choice of nebulizer for the house, you should carefully consider all the advantages and disadvantages of different varieties. Compressor or ultrasonic – the choice is yours.
What a nebulizer is better - ultrasonic or compressor

Helpful information

Any nebulizer consists of a main device (compressor or ultrasonic), which generates a stream of oxygen or air, evenly spraying the medication in it. Also in the nebulizer comes with a spray gun constructed in a special way. He misses the fine particles of the drug.

In nebulizer oxygen (or compressed air) gradually passes through the narrow nozzle. Then it is escaped from the obstacle in the direction of the fluid, which, in turn, placed in the flask around the nozzle. The jet of oxygen (air) pushing evenly sprays the liquid from the surface.

Depending on the cost and type nebulizers are also equipped with mouthpieces, nozzles, masks, sprays, etc.

Ultrasonic nebulizers

One of the main advantages of good ultrasonic nebulizer is considered to be its silence. This is very important if the procedure is necessary to children. Ultrasonic nebulizers allow the patient to provide a large amount of the drug (6 ml) and ensure the homogeneity of the aerosol.

Undoubtedly, the ultrasonic nebulizer has its drawbacks. They are not recommended for spraying of drugs with large molecules in the composition (e.g., antibiotics). Ultrasound drugs are not used in inhalation suspensions.
It is worth noting that often when using the ultrasonic nebulizer having difficulty with the adjustment of the particle size.

Compressor nebulizers

The main advantage of nebulizer compressor is a wide range of applications. It is possible to use all drugs. It is very important for patients with bronchial asthma. Compressor nebulizers with the easily allow you to adjust the size of the particles. But they make considerable noise. Some children it's scary and disturbing. In addition to this drawback compressor nebulizer is small enough, the volume of supply of medication.

The choice of nebulizer

When buying a nebulizer, you must clearly identify the purpose of its use in the future, and how long and often he needs you to serve. You must also consider the duration of drug therapy and its cost. If you buy a nebulizer you have any difficulty, consult a qualified electrician. Your doctor will help you make the right choice.
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