Many people buy a nebulizer system and assume they are ready to go for years to come, but nebulizers require some simple maintenance to keep them in good, working order. As the component that requires regular replacement, the nebulizer is the most important part of the whole nebulizer system, and it consists of the mouthpiece, medication cup, and tubing.
Often times nebulizer users are on the go, which is why many people prefer the versatility of portable nebulizers. With a portable nebulizer, you can take back your freedom to go outside and enjoy the summer months without worrying about missing a treatment.
A nebulizer mask can make a big difference in the comfort of your treatment. Nebulizer users are often very young or more mature and can have some difficulty cupping their lips around a mouthpiece for 5-15 minutes. A mask allows the user to sit back and relax while taking his/her treatment and to breathe comfortably through the mask.
Why did the US Food and Drug Administration issue a warning on cold and cough medicine for children?
In October 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory strongly recommending that over-the-counter cough and cold medications not be given to infants and children under two years old because of the risk of life-threatening side effects.
Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of nasal congestion, dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture humidifiers add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. It is best to keep the humidity level at about 30-50 percent of relative humidity.
If you have an old nebulizer lying around, be careful it does not get in the wrong hands. While nebulizers are intended for treatment of respiratory treatments, when in the wrong hands, they can be misused for purposes of getting high or drunk.
The Omron Micro Air Electronic Portable Nebulizer (NE-U22V) is the world's smallest nebulizer which utilizes Vibrating Mesh Technology (VMT). This technology nebulizes the medication without compressing air like traditional nebulizers or heating medication like some other ultrasonic nebulizers.
There are many different kinds of nebulizers which can be used for a variety of reasons. While medical grade nebulizers are often prescribed to treat respiratory conditions and are recommended for direct inhalation of nebulized medication, there are also nebulizers which are used for dispensing essential oils for aromatherapy. There are several differences in these kinds of nebulizers.
As with many medical devices, there are many lay terms associated with nebulizer treatments. One common term for a nebulizer treatment is a breathing treatment. Used especially with children, this term refers to a nebulizer treatment, describing medication which is “breathed in” as the way it is administered.
A Metered Dose Inhaler, commonly referred to as an MDI, is a common treatment for respiratory symptoms such as asthma. An MDI can be used on a daily or as-needed basis. Medication is stored inside the MDI's canister, which is depressed to release the medication through a specially designed nozzle.