Your physician has prescribed a liquid medicine to treat your respiratory condition such as asthma and other lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In order to ensure a high-quality aerosol nebulization of this medicine, he/she has prescribed a Nebulizer compressor to turn the liquid medicine into an aerosol mist that can be easily inhaled into your lungs as a treatment.
In simpler terms, this means that the nebulizer turns liquid medication into a mist form to deliver them to your lungs. A nebulizer is sometimes more effective than a metered dose inhaler (MDI) which is commonly used for treating COPD, asthma and other respiratory disorders.
If traditional inhalers are ineffective or troublesome to use for you, a nebulizer machine might be the best option for you, and you should talk to your doctor. Individuals of all ages including children and adults can benefit from using nebulizers in order to administer certain medications and get them into the respiratory system quickly and in an effective manner.
In the past, nebulizer machines were complicated pieces of equipment that were challenging to operate. However, through advances in technology, many significant improvements have been made making these devices easy to use and highly effective. There are two types of nebulizers: the atomizer jet and the ultrasonic. The atomizer jet is the most common type of nebulizer machine. This device acts as an air compressor and uses an aerosol to turn medicine into a vaporized substance.
The ultrasonic nebulizer can deliver breathable liquid medicine through the use of high-frequency sound waves. Both types of nebulizers require the person to wear a mask in order to inhale the medicine. Each style has a portable nebulizer option which you can take along with you as you travel.
If you’ve been prescribed nebulizer treatments and need help finding the correct model, contact a CareLinc representative to learn more. Our team of trained professionals can guide you through the different nebulizer models available, including those that can be billed directly to your insurance or Medicaid.
Changes to prescribed dosage and treatment periodicity should only be made under the advice of your physician.
Common features and benefits of nebulizers:
- Quiet compressor system
- Compact, portable nebulizers can travel with patients
- Includes necessary components in full kit including tubing, filters, mouthpieces and face masks