Nebulizer is a machine that atomizes liquid drugs for inhalation and is commonly used for the treatment of lung diseases. The aerosol can be used as an emergency medical device or as a normal medical device for household use, and can be assisted by the following:
Patients with Asthma
Asthma is a respiratory disease that is a chronic phenomenon of inflammation of the trachea. In patients with this disease, the trachea is swollen, tight and excessive secretion of mucus, resulting in dyspnea. If these symptoms suddenly worsen, they can cause asthma attacks, leaving the trachea more swelling than usual. Most asthma patients do not need to use the nebulizer regularly every day unless the condition is very serious, irregular, difficult to control, or the patient is still young and cannot use the inhaler properly.
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a progressive pulmonary disease caused mainly by smoking. Patients with this disease may have persistent respiratory problems and lack of air. This may be due to simultaneous emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory or non-reversed asthma.
The best way to prevent this disease is to refrain from smoking, otherwise it is irreversible and can only control the symptoms and prevent it from causing more damage to the lungs. Most patients can improve the symptoms of the disease by taking Bronchodilators, which is by using a nebulizer.
Patients with Bronchiolitis
The bronchial is the smallest trachea in the human lungs and becomes bronchitis if it is inflamed by a viral infection. This disease is common in infants, which will likely develop into asthma. In certain cases, medical personnel may advise patients with this disease to be treated with a nebulizer.
If you have bronchiecatosis, your bronchi is injured, inflamed, and creates thick mucus, known as “sputum”. Excessive dilated bronchus loses the function of self-cleaning and increases the risk of bacterial infection. Using an aerosol can help reduce sputum secretion, making it easier for patients to cough out, and also make antibiotics more effective against bacterial infections.
Patients with Cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic disease that affects cell control of salt and water flow, causing mucus in the lungs and digestive organs, causing respiratory problems, and increasing lung infections. Patients with this disease can take several medications at once with a nebulizer to improve the symptoms of excessive mucus secretion.
Sinusitis is an inflammatory phenomenon that can affect the sinuses and penetrate the nostrils, especially helping to alleviate nasal congestion and pain in the face of many patients. Many people also said that using antibiotics through nebulizer can improve the symptoms of bacterial infection in the sinuses.
Any other benefits of nebulizer?
A study of patients who use aerosols at home shows that most people think aerosol is more beneficial than disadvantages. Most aerosol users are satisfied that using their own nebulizer treatment at home can help them reduce their dependence on medical professionals. People with chronic lung disease believe that nebulizers are not only useful for maintaining health, but also reduce medical expenses in the long run.