Portable Nebulizer on Child

Nebulizers are frequently used in treating respiratory distress symptoms associated with asthma, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They allow people to inhale medication in the form of aerosol droplets that immediately enter the trachea, bronchioles and more importantly, the alveoli where the aerosol droplets are absorbed by the bloodstream.

In addition to providing rapid relief from moderate to serious breathing difficulties, nebulizers require very little patient cooperation, which is why nebulizers for children suffering respiratory distress are so common. Elderly people who have mobility issues also favor this type of breathing treatment over MDIs, or metered dose inhalers, because of the skill needed to deliver the right amount of medication with MDIs. With nebulizers, patients simply breathe normally while the portable nebulizer machine supplies the exact dosage of medication required to relieve symptoms.

When Portable Nebulizers are Necessary

A person affected by obstructed airways needs immediate access to a portable nebulizer machine containing the appropriate medication. Once the device is turned on, patients can start inhaling soothing aerosol droplets through a plastic mouthpiece in order to dilate bronchial tubes. Having a home nebulizer greatly reduces emergency trips to the hospital or other urgent care facility. In addition, portable nebulizers are more than an inhaler, allowing quicker symptomatic relief - usually within five to 15 minutes following initial inhalation.

Doctors will often proactively prescribe nebulizers to people suffering from mild to moderate respiratory disorders that potentially present serious health problems due to the inability to take in sufficient oxygen.

Nebulizers are recommended for use when certain medications are prescribed, such as Albuterol or Fenoterol.

Handheld portable nebulizers provide advantages that accommodate people who are on the go and require quick dispersion of medication when symptoms start to restrict the ability to breathe without effort. For example, a portable nebulizer machine:

  • Uses rechargable or disposable batteries
  • Can be held in one hand
  • Easily carried in a briefcase or purse
  • Ready to use within seconds of activation
  • Capable of accommodating several treatments daily

The ease of learning how to prepare nebulizers also makes them perfect for children to take to school and use as needed without worrying whether the child is receiving the proper amount of medication.

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