Nebulizer use - series
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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
Assemble the nebulizer according to its instructions. Connect the hose to an air compressor.
Nebulizer use - part three
Fill the medicine cup with your prescription, according to the instructions.
Nebulizer use - part four
Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup.
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
Some people prefer to use a mask.
Nebulizer use - part seven
Wash the medicine cup and mouthpiece with water, and air-dry until your next treatment.
- Last reviewed on 5/23/2013
- Paula J. Busse, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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