Asthma how-to: How to use a nebulizer

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

A nebulizer is a machine that is used to deliver
asthma medicine deep inside the lungs. The medicine that you put into the machine
comes as a liquid, which then turns into a vapor and is easy to breathe in.. A mask is used for children under 6 years
old. A mouthpiece is used for children 6 years
and older. Kids using a nebulizer should be sitting upright
to help them breathe in and out. It might help them sit still if you can give
them something to do while they receive their medicine, such as reading a book. Make sure your child keeps the mask on for
the entire treatment, which can take up to 15 minutes. The nebulizer will start to sputter near the
end of the treatment. Turn off the nebulizer when the chamber is
empty. Clean your nebulizer chamber every day. Unscrew the plastic chamber and soak in warm
soapy water for 15 minutes. Run water through it, shake off water, and
set out to dry. Remember if you have questions, call your
doctor’s office, asthma care team or pharmacy.

2 thoughts on “Asthma how-to: How to use a nebulizer

  1. A mask is for anyone that can handle leaving a mouth peace in their mouths. Not just for 6 and under. I'm 14, and I use the mask. Plus, to wash the parts to the nebulizer, you put it in warm water and vinegar. Not soap water.

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