Nebulizers are used to treat asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other conditions where inhaled medicines are indicated.
Nebulizers deliver a stream of medicated air to the lungs over a period of time.
Nebulizer use - part two
Assemble the nebulizer according to its instructions. Connect the hose to an air compressor.
Nebulizer use - part three
Fill the medicine cup with your prescription, according to the instructions.
Nebulizer use - part four
Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup.
Nebulizer use - part five
Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Breathe through your mouth until all the medicine is used, about 10-15 minutes. Some people use a nose clip to help them breathe only through the mouth.
Nebulizer use - part six
Some people prefer to use a mask.
Nebulizer use - part seven
Wash the medicine cup and mouthpiece with water, and air-dry until your next treatment.
David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.