For the medicine to take effect using nebulisers, it only takes deep breathing, no more effort than that. Some find it troublesome to use inhalers as it is difficult to regulate the administered amount of medication, for them nebulisers are a real boon. Normally, nebulisers are used to administer bronchodilators that have the capability of opening up air passages. Other forms of medication such as inhaled steroids can also be delivered through nebulisers and relieve even the most severe conditions.
Nebulisers are available in a variety of forms, but, however, this fact alters neither their efficiency nor the basic principle of their operation. When the correct amount of the indicated medicine according to your prescription is placed into the special cup with the help of a dropper, it will be converted into a mist form with the help of the air compressor (if it is a jet nebuliser). There is a kind of nebulisers that are ultrasonic nebulisers, their main distinction is that they generate medicine mist with the help of ultrasound waves as a source of energy.
The medication mist normally comes through a tube that is attached to the mouthpiece or the face mask. It is very important to attach the tubing to the apparatus properly. After the set up procedures have been completed, the patient only has to place the mouthpiece into the mouth and make slow deep breaths. Normally, it takes up to 15 minutes to use up all the medicine and the relief is sure to follow. It is essential to read the instructions thoroughly in order to make sure that the device is not used in a manner, which is opposite to the one directed. The instructions may vary according to the type of the nebuliser and the producing manufacturer.
Nebulisers can be powered by electric or battery energy, more obsolete "old style" kinds can be rather cumbersome and bother those around with causing unpleasant noise. The more recent nebulisers are portable nebulisers as they come with a battery pack and can work not only from a power point but they can even draw energy from the cigarette lighter of a car. The efficiency of their work has considerably increased as the more sophisticated mechanism boosts the beneficial effect of the inhalation treatment. The most advanced ultrasound nebulisers break up liquid medicine into minuscule particles the intake of which is ultimately facilitated.
Among the various nebuliser types there are units specifically designed for hospital and home use. Ultrasound nebulisers have another specific area of application, they serve for air humidification. It is essential to clean your nebuliser each time after use in order to eliminate all risk of spreading germs and to avoid the danger of infection.