Once upon a time, nebulizers were big bulky machines that patients often had to go to a hospital to use. Now days, they fit in the palm of your hand and are owned by millions. If you need a handheld nebulizer, here are the four we’d most recommend.
Humans aren’t the only ones who get respiratory illnesses. Sometimes our pets need nebulizer treatments too. Unfortunately, your dog or cat may not want to sit still for a nebulizer treatment. Here are several things you can do to make the process easier for everyone.
This month Philips Respironics released two new nebulizers—the InnoSpire Essence and InnoSpire Elegance. The two models are very similar. Both share a sleek, lightweight design weighing only 3.3 pounds. Both come with a 5-year warranty on the compressor. And both include a disposable and a reusable nebulizer set.
I came across a study recently that I found personally frightening. Turns out foreign-born children who didn’t have allergies before coming to the States are likely to develop them after 10 years here. I was born in Singapore and have been in the States for almost 9 years now, which could apparently mean I only have one more year of easy breathing.
Cruises are a great and fun vacation option for people of all ages. For those with asthma, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, or other breathing illness, planning ahead for vacation nebulizer treatments can be stressful. Traditional nebulizer machines can be big and bulky.
Nebulizers are relatively simple devices, but they require occasional cleaning and maintenance to make sure they’re working properly. Some manufacturers recommend you sterilize the nebulizer cup (not the tubing, mask or machine) once a week. Others say after every other treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that pets also benefit from nebulizer treatments? Like humans, they can suffer respiratory issues such as asthma, pneumonia or even the common cold. That’s why the Humane Society in St. Lucie County (HSSLC) is looking for donations of used nebulizers. The cats and kittens staying at the HSSLC shelter are in contact with numerous other cats, which unfortunately makes catching a cold much more likely.