When it comes to caring for life, we believe in
Zero Asthma & COPD related deaths.
We are dedicated to propagate judicious use of nebulization therapy and standardize nebulization practice amongst doctors, paramedics, patients and caregivers in the pursuit of caring for life.
USING YOUR NEBULIZER CORRECTLY
A quick snapshot of how to effectively and correctly use your nebulizer. This 9 minute video explains the entire process in 5 easy-to-understand sessions.
Nebulization causes addiction
- Nebulization does not cause addiction. Nebulization uses the same medicines that are present in the tablets or syrups used for oral treatment; the only difference is that to enable nebulization, these medicines are provided in a liquid form. Nebulization simply converts this liquid medication into a mist or an aerosol so that it can be inhaled easily.
Nebulization causes lots of side-effects
- Nebulization requires less amount of medicine as the medicine gets converted into a mist or aerosol form that directly reaches the lungs and the airways unlike oral medicines (syrups or tablets), which first go into the stomach and then get distributed in the body where they can cause side effects.
Nebulization is used only by people who are asthmatic
- Nebulization is not confined to asthmatics alone. It can be used to provide speedy relief from congestion, wheezing and breathing difficulty in many respiratory conditions, including bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and some chronic respiratory non-communicable diseases and infections. It can be especially beneficial in infants, small children and elderly individuals who face difficulties with the use of other devices. But nebulization should be given only if recommended by the doctor.
Nebulization cannot be used in infants and young children
- Actually, nebulization is an effective method to deliver medicines to the lungs and airways in infants and young children. In small babies, inhaling through a nebulizer is easier than with other devices. Also, smaller doses of medicine are required compared with oral medicines, thereby reducing the risk of side effects.
Nebulization using a face mask is better than with a mouthpiece
- A mouthpiece is better as it reduces deposition on or contact of the medicine with the facial skin or eyes and, thus, reduces the chances of side effects. It also increases the efficiency of nebulization as the medication mist is directly taken in through the mouth. If face mask is used the patient should be encouraged to breathe through the mouth and not through the nose. Nasal passage filters out the aerosol and does not allow the medicine to enter the airways.
The longer one performs nebulization, the better will be the recovery
- No, the effectiveness of treatment does not depend on the longer duration of nebulization. Nebulization should be carried out for the specific duration after which continuing nebulization does not impart any benefit. Typically, when you use a jet nebulizer, nebulization should not be done for more than 5–10 minutes. You should never continue nebulization till the liquid dries up in medication cup. There is always some amount of liquid medicine left behind that cannot be nebulized; considering this, the dose of the medicine is already adjusted in the respule.