Nebulizer use - part one:
Nebulizers are used to treat asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other conditions where inhaled medicines are indicated.
Nebulizers deliver a stream of medicated air to the lungs over a period of time.
Nebulizer use - part two:
Assemble the nebulizer according to its instructions. Connect the hose to an air compressor.
Nebulizer use - part three:
Fill the medicine cup with your prescription, according to the instructions.
Nebulizer use - part four:
Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup.
Nebulizer use - part five:
Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Breathe through your mouth until all the medicine is used, about 10-15 minutes. Some people use a nose clip to help them breathe only through the mouth.
Nebulizer use - part six:
Some people prefer to use a mask.
Nebulizer use - part seven:
Wash the medicine cup and mouthpiece with water, and air-dry until your next treatment.
|Review Date: 10/30/2006|
Reviewed By: Donald Accetta, MD, MPH, President, Allergy & Asthma Care, PC, Taunton, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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