Read the instructions the functionality of the nebulizer. Some homemade solutions may damage the device. Use special solutions for inhalation that can be purchased at the pharmacy. For example, to liquefy phlegm when you cough and relief of bronchospasm often use "Flomax" or "Mucosolvan". The recommended dose for inhalation is diluted in the ratio 1:1 with sterile sodium chloride solution (saline) to a final volume of 3-4 ml (2 ml for children under 6 years). The frequency of such inhalations 2-3 times a day for 5-10 minutes. For each inhalation solution is diluted again, and the remains after the procedure is destroyed. It is not recommended to dilute the solutions for inhalation of the ordinary and distilled water, as inhalation can occur spasms and cough.
Irrigation of the nasopharynx with a cold you can fill the nebulizer mineral waters such as "Essentuki", "Borjomi" or "Narzan". Curative properties of mineral salts are to reduce inflammation and facilitate breathing. Mineral water does not need to breed enough to pour 2-4 ml of reservoir solutions. In contrast to the inhalation of special solutions, mineral inhalation can be done up to 6 times a day.
You can fill the nebulizer with some anti-inflammatory suspensions for inhalation. Often use "Pulmicort (Budesonide)". This drug suitable for the treatment of obstructive lung diseases (bronchitis) and in the prevention of asthma. Also, the suspension is diluted with saline, the daily dose should not exceed 1 mg. For inhalation by using of this drug is only suitable compressor nebulizer. To use the drug "Pulmicort" should be by prescription and under the supervision of a doctor, as this drug contains hormones and has a lot of side effects. For example, growth retardation in children.
Can be used in the nebulizers of antibacterial drugs type Furatsilin. The resulting solution is bought at the drugstore and applied at the rate of 3 ml per one inhalation. Enough two inhalations a day.
If you still trust the herbs, dilute 2 ml of the drug "Tonsilgon" with saline in 1:1 ratio. This drug is a homeopathic remedy and is used to treat chronic inflammatory diseases of the throat and nasopharynx. Part Tonzilgon includes chamomile flowers, yarrow, horsetail, marshmallow root, oak bark and other herbs. Inhalation of diluted tincture of these herbs strengthen immunity, reduce the risk of complications of colds and have excellent antiseptic effect.
It is prohibited to use the nebulizers: the medications in oil-based (including essential oil). Particles oils have a complex structure, the harder it is broken into particles and can hide in certain elements of nebulizers. Breakage of the device when using oily substances inevitable.