One of the things that every asthma patient knows and understands is that sometimes breathing does not come easy. Other than meds, there are a few things that can help in breathing correctly. One such thing is; nebulizer breathing therapy. For those who have severe asthma or are kids who cannot use MDIs, a nebulizer can be highly effective. These nebulizers are a machine that turns the medicine into the mist so that the patient can inhale the mist directly. These machines come in varying sizes, but are mostly portable. They are either battery run or are electric versions.
Working of a nebulizer
Nebulizers are used in both preventing attacks and also for treating an attack. This machine can be used for both rescue and maintenance. Doctors tend to tell which medicines are required and what concentration they are to be added to the nebulizer container.
The main working of the nebulizer is based on the air compressor. The compressor turns the liquid medicine stored in the small container into the mist. The tube then delivers the mist into the nose mask, which can be inhaled. The mist is easy to inhale as compared to using an inhaler. As the air tracts get contracted during asthma, inhaling and taking deeper breaths become difficult. But the mist is easier to inhale, and the medicine is delivered properly.