When a nebulizer is prescribed, myriad myths and misconceptions can enter into a patient’s mind—using a nebulizer is complicated, it’s big and bulky and hard to use, it has to go everywhere with the patient. All of these ideas are untrue.
A nebulizer is a device which changes liquid medication into the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs. Because they are easy to use, nebulizers tend to be highly effective in delivering large amounts of medication, and for administering asthma medications to children and to anyone who has difficulty using an asthma inhaler. Nebulizers are commonly used for treatment of cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD and other respiratory diseases.
Nebulizers are simple to use. They can be lightweight and portable, some are only slightly larger than a handheld inhaler. Using a nebulizer is straightforward procedure, used twice a day at home, in the morning and at night, as part of a daily routine. Traveling with a nebulizer is simple, as it can easily fit into a bag or suitcase. And, unlike using an inhaler, a nebulizer doesn’t require any coordination, which makes it especially good for children—simply set up a nebulizer, then breathe into a mouthpiece or facemask to administer the medication.
As with any medical device, nebulizers require some basic cleaning and care. To keep it in working order, compressor filters should be kept clean, and tubing, masks, and mouthpieces need to be monitored, as they will degrade over time. Cleaning the nebulizer, replacing parts, and checking components is essential.
Symbius Medical stocks a variety of nebulizers and compressors, portable and stationary for both adults and pediatrics to assist patients in managing their respiratory needs. Our customer service department is available to answer your questions and we will even take care of processing your insurance claim with your primary or secondary insurance provider.