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Nebulizer use - series

Nebulizer use - part one:
Nebulizer use - part one

Nebulizers are used to treat asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other conditions where inhaled medicines are indicated.

Nebulizers deliver a stream of medicated air to the lungs over a period of time.



Nebulizer use - part two:
Nebulizer use - part two

Assemble the nebulizer according to its instructions. Connect the hose to an air compressor.



Nebulizer use - part three:
Nebulizer use - part three

Fill the medicine cup with your prescription, according to the instructions.



Nebulizer use - part four:
Nebulizer use - part four

Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup.



Nebulizer use - part five:
Nebulizer use - part five

Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Breathe through your mouth until all the medicine is used, about 10-15 minutes. Some people use a nose clip to help them breathe only through the mouth.



Nebulizer use - part six:
Nebulizer use - part six

Some people prefer to use a mask.



Nebulizer use - part seven:
Nebulizer use - part seven

Wash the medicine cup and mouthpiece with water, and air-dry until your next treatment.




Review Date: 7/14/2010
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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