50 million Americans stopped breathing last night due to obstructive sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea?
Apnea means “a temporary suspension of breathing.” Sleep apnea is when one stops breathing in their sleep. Episodes last ten or more seconds and end when the sleeper briefly awakens, takes a breath, and falls back asleep.
If you want to take respiratory medicine in the United States, you would use a nebulizer. But if you want to take respiratory medicine in Australia, you’d use a nebuliser.
Have you ever wondered why the various English-speaking countries can’t agree on how to spell their words?
Did you know babies can’t blow their own nose? If you’re reading this, you probably did. So, you have a congested non-nose-blowing baby. What do you do? There are a few options. Read More
Traditional nebulizers are pretty noisy. In fact, they’re sometimes referred to as jet nebulizers. They’re a great, convenient way to deliver medication, but some people prefer a quieter treatment. For them we recommend ultrasonic nebulizers. Here are what we think are the four best. Read More
Parents often have trouble giving their babies nebulizer treatments. Infants may be scared and bat the nebulizer away or start crying. Though there’s no foolproof solution for getting your infant to cooperate, there are some things you can do to help. Read More
Winter is here, which means the air’s not only getting colder but also dryer. Fun experiment: To see how dry the air is, put a glass of water by your bed at night and see how much has evaporated in the morning. The dryer the air, the faster the water evaporates. Read More
1. What’s the difference between a nebulizer and a compressor?
Though often referred to as a nebulizer, the machine part is actually the compressor because it compresses air to turn liquid medication into mist. The nebulizer is the part you attach to the compressor and breathe through.
Life gets so busy, it’s easy to forget about medication. Especially when you or your child aren’t showing any symptoms. Here are 3 tips for remembering nebulizer treatments no matter how crazy life gets. Read More
For young children not yet used to nebulizer treatments, the experience can sometimes be scary. But there are several pediatric nebulizers designed to be kid-friendly and keep your child occupied during his or her treatment. Here are some of our most popular models. Read More
Grant from Santa Ana wrote in saying, “I have to take regular nebulizer treatments for my asthma. What’s the difference between a tabletop nebulizer machine and a handheld nebulizer? Is there one you’d recommend over the other?” Read More
It’s easy to lose track of things when you travel. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid so you can get your regular nebulizer treatments. Read More
Josh from Missouri wrote in asking, “Do nebulisers need to be cleaned/sterilized? How often should I do this?”
Typically, it is recommended that you do a quick cleaning of your nebulizer (part that holds the medicine) after each use and sterilize it once a week. The cleaning is simple and shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes.
Occasionally, we’ll get asked what the difference is between a nebulizer
and a vaporizer
. Or between a nebulizer and a humidifier
. Though they all have to do with respiratory care, they all work differently and serve different purposes.
If you’re new to nebulizers, you might have a few misconceptions. Here are some of the common ones. Read More
The Acapella Valve is a unique handheld device that keeps your lungs clear of mucus so you can breathe easy. It combines the benefits of positive expiratory pressure or PEP therapy with airway vibrations. Read More