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For individuals who have been prescribed the use of a nebulizer by their physician, you can look to Preferred Health Choice for a complete line of home nebulizer equipment as well as replacement nebulizer parts. Typically required by patients suffering from chronic asthma, COPD or Cystic Fibrosis, a portable nebulizer machine is used to efficiently deliver prescribed medication for controlling or minimizing the symptoms associated with these conditions.
We stock top quality nebulizer compressor machines on the market from manufacturers, such as DeVilbiss, John Bunn, Drive Medical and Aeroneb. This includes asthma nebulizer systems for adults as well as children. Some of the more progressive kids' systems include child-friendly units made to look like cars, trains or animals. The John Bunn Neb-u-Tyke even includes an interactive drawing board for kids to doodle and draw on while being treated. We also carry ultrasonic nebulizers that offer quick treatment times.
Warning: Purchase of a Nebulizer requires a physician's written prescription. Fax your Rx to 702-666-9018
What is a Nebulizer?
A Nebulizer is a device for administering a medication by spraying a fine mist into the nose. Also known as an atomizer and a breathing machine. Nebulizers change asthma medication from a liquid to a mist, so that it can be more easily inhaled into the lungs.
The use of inhaled aerosol medications for the treatment of pulmonary diseases, which became well-established in the last half of the 20th century, has advantages over oral and parenteral routes of delivery. The use of inhaled aerosols allows selective treatment of the lungs directly by achieving high drug concentrations in the airway while reducing systemic adverse effects by minimizing systemic drug levels.
How to use a Nebulizer:
A nebulizer is the optimal delivery method of medication to the lungs. However, some users may find it difficult to use, especially very young children. In this case, an aerosol mask may be used. To ensure that the proper mask is utilized, please consult your home health provider or physician.
The most important aspect of taking a treatment is the patient's breathing pattern while inhaling the medication mist.
It should be slow and deep, all attempts should be made to sit up straight and breathe in deep. A general rule of thumb is to attempt to breathe in so deeply that it feels as though the lungs are completely full of air and inhaling any additional air is impossible.
If possible, hold your breath unless directed otherwise by your physician and then slowly exhale through the nebulizer mouthpiece or mask. Holding your breath after inhaling the medication allows for optimal absorption of medication in the lungs.
Repeat this breathing pattern for the entire treatment.
The length of a treatment can last anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the amount of medication and the performance of your compressor and nebulizer system. When you cannot see any medication in the nebulizer cup and the nebulizer has stopped producing a mist, the treatment has been completed.
Turn off your compressor and follow the Cleaning instructions found in this instruction guide.
If you have any additional questions regarding your equipment, medication, or treatment, please consult your physician.