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Treating respiratory diseases with Portable Nebulizers

Asthma is known as one of the most common respiratory condition, unifying hygienic, epidemiologic and educational measures. All of the medicines in use today for asthma treatment can be sorted into two groups. The first group consists of medicines which act as suppressors for the inflammation while the other group consists of those contraptions and medicines which are spreading the breathing ways, allowing for a better airflow in general. Since asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease it is of high priority to treat the inflammation as well, so the first group of medicines is the most important for regular asthma treatment. Everything from the second group of treatment methods exists only as a supporting therapy. It’s important to note that temporary asthma doesn’t require permanent anti-inflammation therapy while for all other degrees is.

Inhalation therapy

This type of therapy is considered to be one of the most efficient ways to deal with a number of respiratory diseases. It makes use of portable nebulizers which can be carried everywhere so that you can always get a quick fix of the medicine. By using this it is also possible to apply a significantly lesser amount of the medicine as the nebulizing process provides the highest efficiency to the entire procedure. This means that you can accomplish the same effect as you would with regular medicine but with a lot less effort.

These therapies can be followed through by using several different types of applicators. The most precise way of application is done by using sophisticated nebulizers which aren’t practical for individual usage due to their size and price. These are meant to be used inside hospitals and other health institutions and work as compressors or ultrasound nebulizers with a mask. The second type of inhalation therapy application is to use special containers for dosing the medicine, and these are very tiny and appropriate for portable and individual usage.

There is a significant difference between applicators. The pump is actually a container as well, which holds the medicine under pressure, mixed up with the thrust gas. After the pump has been turned on, the medicine will spray out of the container together with the thrust gas.

What types of containers are used?

Today there are several types of containers being used for nebulizing. The first type is known as Babyhaler and it is designed for children under 5 years of age. It is inevitable so that the inhalation medicine can successfully be transferred into the lungs of smaller children.

It’s important to know that these containers need to be made out of plastic and needs to come with a one or two direction valve. This valve allows for the medicine not to exit the container until the patient who is using it breathes in. This way, the dosage of the medicine is not lost and the medicine is taken adequately. Most of these can be acquired in regular drug stores with no receipts so if you need to get one, ask in the store for more advices and recommendations.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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