If you have a lung disease like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you likely use a nebulizer. This small machine creates a mist from liquid medicines, so you easily breathe it in without damaging your body. This piece of medical equipment is vital to your survival.
Lung diseases make it difficult to breath, and that can be scary during a viral outbreak of respiratory diseases. The device must be used correctly, otherwise it may do more harm than good.
How to use a nebulizer
Here is the proper way to use a nebulizer
- Properly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Connect the nebulizer hose to an air compressor.
- Fill the cup with your medicine.
- Assemble the machine with all the pieces.
- Place your mouth on the machine and ensure you have a clean connection.
- Breathe through the mask for 10-15 minutes with deep breaths. This is needed to ensure you receive the full and necessary dosage.
- Once you have the proper dose, turn the machine off to avoid wasting electricity.
- Wash everything and allow to air dry, so it’s clean for your next treatment.
These small machines are easy to take with you as you travel. They’re especially useful at home during an outbreak of a serious respiratory virus. That’s why these devices are among the necessary products still being imported and shipped around the country.
Staying safe in an outbreak isn’t easy when you already have a lung problem. Be sure you don’t spread the virus while treating yourself. Stay safe.