There are many conditions for which a nebulizer might be prescribed. They are used to administer medications for respiratory ailments such as asthma or bronchitis which are typically in the form of steroids. Steroids can cause considerable damage to the body in the concentrations that are required for treating lung illnesses if they are taken in through the digestive tract. By inhaling the steroids through a nebulizaer, the action of the steroid is limited to the respiratory system through which it is inhaled.
If you are prescribed a nebulizer for your lung medication, there are several things that you need to know. The way that a nebulizer works is that air is mixed through the liquid medication and turns it into a breathable mist. You will then breath this in for the recommended amount of time told to you by your physician. Afterwards, rinse out both the tube and your mouth. For those who are taking steroids, rinsing out the mouth will help to prevent a yeast infection in your mouth. These infections, also called thrush, can be caused by leaving the steroid medication in your mouth. If you are in doubt as to how to use your nebulizer, ask your doctor to show you. It is important that you use it correctly in order to get the full benefits from the medicine.
Your needs will determine the type of nebulizer which you should purchase. The user is the first factor to take into consideration. This is because there are different nebulizers for children and adults. The smaller size of a child's mouth is why a different unit is required. Those who cannot keep the tube in their mouth long enough to get the right dose might need a nebulizer masks . These cover the mouth and nose so that they can get the right amount of needed medicine. You will also need to determine where the unit will be used. If you would like a portable nebulizers we have those available at Medical Supplies Equipment Company as well as standard nebulizers. Be aware that the portable models are more susceptible to dust and debris than standard models.
Many of our nebulizers customers are patients, or they are from clinics or small medical facilities. In those areas, budgets are often extremely tight, but needs are very high. Here at Medical Supplies Equipment Company we understand this. That is why we strive to make the best quality nebulizer and medical supplies available to you for the lowest cost, and that cost is even lower for those in the medical arena. By signing up for our medical professionals discount you can save even more money. Please allow us one to two business days for processing your request before you order.
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