What is a Nebuliser?

Nebulisers are typically used by asthmatic patients. The concept is quite simple: inhaled asthma medicines go directly to the lungs and may therefore relieve asthmatic symptoms faster.

Nebuliser is a device that changes liquid medicine into a fine mist. This mist can be then inhaled through a mask or a mouthpiece.

Nebulisers are typically used to give high doses of reliever medicine usually in an emergency. For example, nebulisers are most effective when someone is having a severe asthma attack.  Nebulisers are a relatively cheap and efficient way of delivering a dose of medicine to someone who is really struggling to breathe. But most people with asthma don’t actually need to use a nebuliser – other than under certain circumstances.

Typically a respiratory consultant, after diagnosing or assessing you, will recommend the usage of nebulisers at home. In certain cases nebulisers maybe used by those suffering from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) – a genetic condition that causes the lungs to become clogged with mucus. But again, seek clinical advice before using nebulisers in these cases.

A Tribeca Care expert can train you how to use the machine, how to look after it and how to ensure it is working properly. You can also visit the Tribeca Care E-store to know more about or purchase a nebuliser.

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