Tips for Choosing the Right Nebulizer for Home

For those of you who have problems with the respiratory system,  nebulizer is one of the important tools for you. Nebulizer is a tool that have functions to convert drug fluids into steam to treat respiratory diseases. By converting the drug into steam, the drug will enter the lungs more effectively and treat the problems you have.

Asthma sufferers may be able to relieve asthma symptoms without the help of a nebulizer, but this nebulizer is still needed especially if you have children with asthma. Using a nebulizer will make it easier for you to give medication to relieve his breathing.

Nebulizers are now sold in the market, and can be used at home. By having a personal nebulizer, you might be able to do emergency help when your asthma or your child has a relapse without having to go to the hospital.

However, how do you choose the right nebulizer for home?

On the market there are many types of nebulizers sold. Each of them has different features. For the first time you might be confused, what is the difference between one type and another. For that, it is important for you to know the types of nebulizers, so you can choose according to what you need.

Nebulizers are distinguished based on the length of treatment needed, the size of the drug particles, the resistance of the device, ease of carrying, and other aspects of therapy. In general, there are three types of nebulizers that are often found, namely compressor nebulizer, ultrasonic nebulizer, and mesh nebulizer.

Tips for Choosing the Right Nebulizer for Home
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Compressor Nebulizer
The compressor nebulizer works to drain gas at high speed through liquid medicine and converts it into a form of steam.

Pros: The compressor nebulizer allows you to set the speed of evaporation of the drug to be low so you can breathe more easily. This nebulizer is widely used for children, because it can change drugs into various particle sizes. Compressor type Nebulizer is cheaper than other types.

Disadvantages: this tool tends to be larger than the others. After all, this tool produces noise so that it is sometimes frightening for some children. Medicines are usually also more wasted when using a compressor nebulizer.

Ultrasonic Nebulizer
The ultrasonic Nebulizer produces high frequency vibrations that convert liquid drugs into steam.

Pros: This Nebulizer is not noisy while working. This nebulizer also has a higher steaming ability compared to the compressor system for up to 10 times so that the treatment using an ultrasonic nebulizer can take place more quickly.

Disadvantages: the price of this nebulizer is more expensive than the compressor nebulizer system. This nebulizer also does not support the administration of suspension or thick liquid drugs. Plus the quality of some drugs may also be reduced because of the high ultrasonic waves.

Mesh Nebulizer
This type of Nebulizer uses electricity or ultrasonic waves to produce vibrations that make liquid drugs enter through mesh membranes that have microscopic holes to produce very fine droplets or particles.

Pros: This tool can operate using a battery. Its easy and stable size allows you to use this tool in any position and condition.

Disadvantages: The price of this nebulizer is the most expensive compared to the compressor nebulizer and ultrasonic nebulizer because of its sophistication. In addition, special precision is needed to clean the mesh membrane inside.

How do you choose the right nebulizer?
When deciding to have a personal nebulizer at home, what you should pay attention to is adjust it to your needs. The ideal Nebulizer is one that is able to deliver drugs efficiently and quickly, is cost effective, and can be used for all types of drugs and is easy to use and carry.

Consult with your doctor if you really intend to buy this nebulizer. Your doctor will give advice that suits your needs.

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