Types of inhalation
Inhalation has many advantages: - very easy to do at home, the procedure is quite simple and does not require specific skills, and there are a lot of medicines with which it is possible to carry out this procedure.
There are two types of inhalation – direct inhalation of the drug and inhalation of aqueous solutions. For the procedure you need to purchase a special compressor or ultrasonic nebulizer in any pharmacy item. Clothes in inhalation should not hamper the throat, otherwise it will be hard to breathe. When dealing with a runny nose with inhalation, the pair need to breathe the nose and in the treatment of throat or bronchi – through the mouth.
Before conducting the procedure, you should be very careful to read the instructions to medicines. Pregnant and lactating women are hypersensitive to the drugs components, as well as people with weak cardiovascular system, inhalation can not be done.
The frequency and duration of inhalation
Abuse by inhalation is not followed, it is believed that inhalation daily in the evening hours to prevent respiratory diseases much harm to the body will not cause. In the course of severe disease, inhalation may be carried out twice a day – morning and evening. The treatment cycle is not more than 10 days.
The procedure of inhalation depends on the type of inhalation. In the treatment of certain types of acute and chronic diseases of the upper respiratory tract is necessary to carry out a steam inhalation. This procedure allows the drugs dissolved in the vapor of the hot air, swelling, getting into the respiratory system and to have a positive impact. Such inhalations should not be more than three minutes in duration, to avoid thermal burns of the respiratory tract. The procedure is repeated twice a day.
When treatment is aimed at combating cough, choice are pulmonary with the addition of essential oils of different plants (eucalyptus, or oil of conifers, sea-buckthorn, Kalanchoe) or saline. This procedure is most effective if you use a rescue inhaler (but you can do improvised means). The duration of inhalation to 15 minutes, twice a day. Depending on the stage of the disease the course of treatment is from 5 to 10 procedures.
It must be remembered that medicines for the conduct of inhalation and duration should be prescribed only by a qualified technician, after conducting a thorough examination.