Using a Nebulizer

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

So Mariah is having asthma problems today
and we need to give her a breathing treatment with the nebulizer. I’m going to show you
how to use it so you can give her these treatments at home. The way we use the tube — the nebulizer
— the tubing hooks up to the nebulizer here and to the bottom of the reservoir. This is
where the medicine sits. And to load the medicine — the medicine usually comes in a preloaded
ampoule — we just twist the ampoule open and dump all the medication into the reservoir,
close it back up and then we turn the machine on and she puts it in her mouth, and then
she’s just going to breathe in and out regularly, not deeply, not fast, for five to ten minutes
until the medication is all gone and then she’ll be finished with the treatment. Now,
she does great, but for the younger kids — you can let go, Mariah — for the younger
kids who can’t use the mouthpiece, we use it with the mask and same thing; you just
turn the machine on, hold the mask over her face for five or ten minutes. She’s just going
to breathe in and out normally and when the treatment’s done, she’s all done. You just
turn it off.

6 thoughts on “Using a Nebulizer

  1. I have Asthma too but Albuterol can increase the heart rate so everyone please be careful and wise before using it. Caution yourselves before using it when you need it. It can make the Asthma attack worse

  2. i know a lot of asthmatics also suffer from allergies and as a result often have itchy ear canals. your nebulizer will be the miracle cure for that itchy. take off the attachment where you have just the tubing. turn it on and put it in your ear. the vibration of the pressurized air on the ear drum feels absolutely AMAZING and alleviates the itch instantly!!

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