What respiratory issues can benefit from inhalation therapy?
Respiratory problems that benefit from inhalation therapy include asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (i.e. COPD),...
pulmonary hypertension, common upper respiratory cold infections and common flu and Covid-19.
Is nebulization safe with COVID-19?
Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your medication or medication routine. If you have COVID-19 or have similar symptoms,... your physician may recommend using a nebulizer in a separate room or area from others in your household. Per the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), nebulization may cause the virus to become suspended in droplets, which could remain in the air for 1-2 hours. As such, your physician may recommend nebulizing outside or in an area where air is not recirculated into the home and surfaces are easily cleaned.
How do I use my nebuliser?
The basic steps to set up and use your nebulizer are as follows:
1. Wash your hands well.
2. Connect the hose to an air compressor.
... 3. Fill the medicine cup with your prescription. To avoid spills, close the medicine cup tightly and always hold the mouthpiece straight up and down.
4. Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup.
5. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Keep your lips firm around the mouthpiece so that all the medicine goes into your lungs.
6. Breathe through your mouth until all the medicine is used. This takes 10 to 15 minutes. If needed, use a nose clip so that you breathe only through your mouth. Small children usually do better if they wear a mask.
7. Turn off the machine when done.
How should I clean my nebulizer?
Cleaning your machine is recommended after each nebulizer use to ensure safe and effective medication delivery. Always follow the cleaning instructions ...provided with your nebulizer and consult your physician regarding the best cleansing agent for your nebulizer
Can Asthma make me more vulnerable to other issues such as Covid-19?
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), asthma is an underlying medical condition that lead to more serious conditions... if you are infected with COVID-19.