A medical device that can be used to inhale medication or liquid in the form of mist, spray and aerosol. It can be used by children, adults and people with respiratory conditions such as asthma. A nebulizer is also known as a nebulizer machine, metered dose inhaler (MDI), handheld nebulizer, aero spray nebulizer or ultrasonic nebulizer. It is called portable because it can be carried around like a bag and has no external power supply (it uses the momentum propelling air into the mouth).
Usage: The user places the mouthpiece over their lips and holds it there for about 2 minutes. During which time the medication will flow from the reservoir into the lungs. This usually lasts 2 – 5 minutes at a time, depending on the prescription strength of the medicine to be delivered. Portable handheld nebulizer machine is easy to use and compact.
Portable Nasal Air Nebulizer
Nasal air nebulizers are used to deliver medication to the lungs. The goal is to push the medication into your lungs and then expel it when you breathe out. Which can be done by pressing a button on your nebulizer or by inhaling through it. You will need someone to help you with this step because it requires some muscle control and coordination. Especially if this is the first time you have had experience with this type of thing!
The medical device comes with a cleaning brush for removing any residue that might accumulate inside its stopcock (a hole through which air enters) after each use. The user should make sure that it is always clean before using it again so as not to risk contracting an infection from bacteria buildup around its valve stopper orifice. Also, wipe off excess saliva from its surface periodically (every 4-6 hours).
Cleaning: To clean a portable nebulizer, you must first unplug it from a power source (from an AC wall outlet). Then open the stopcock fully by turning the knob counterclockwise, then unscrew the cap with brush attachment at one end of your device. After brushing out residual particles with clear water and dry it completely before reinstalling back on top of your appliance
Purpose of Using a Portable Nasal Nebulizer
Nasal nebulizers may be helpful for those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, and sinusitis. Nasal nebulizers are similar to oral inhalers in delivering medication directly into your nose. Because these substances are not absorbed into your circulation, there is no need for you to be concerned about experiencing any adverse effects as a result of them. Instead of having an IV line attached to your arm like with an oral inhaler, nasal nebulizers use magnetic fields generated by powerful magnets inside the device itself so they can vaporize liquid medicine in seconds without needing any machines or electricity required outside of its own battery pack (which lasts between 3-7 hours).
Basic Operation of Portable Nebulizer
A portable nebulizer is an inhalation device used for delivering medicine or other substances into the lungs. Anyone, including kids, adults, and even pets, may use it without risk. A nebulizer creates a thin mist (a spray) of medicine, allowing it to be inhale without having to penetrate the skin or mucous membranes. People with conditions like cystic fibrosis that make taking medicines difficult may benefit from this procedure. Which involves inhaling the mist straight into the lungs via a mouthpiece at a low enough pressure that it won’t harm their throat or lungs (CF).
How to Use Portable Nasal Nebulizer?
To use a portable nebulizer, you will need the following:
- A mask and nose clip. This is the most basic way to use a portable nebulizer. The mask protects your face and nose from the medication being blown into your airway, while the nose clip keeps the tubing secure. A thinner plastic tube can be used in place of the thicker rubber one if needed to get better results for some patients who have difficulty breathing through their mouths due to allergies or sinus problems like post-nasal drip.
- Nasal cannula/Nebulizer Set: This set includes both an oxygen tank/capsule machine as well as its own built-in regulator valve system (for preventing overheating). It comes with everything needed except batteries—you’ll need to bring those along yourself!
Maintenance and Care of Portable Nasal Nebulizers
- Clean the nebulizer with a clean cloth.
- Use a gentle detergent to clean the nebulizer, and rinse it well after use.
- Use soft brushes to remove any residual medication from inside the machine’s chambers. Which may have been left behind during previous uses of your portable nasal nebulizer (if you’ve used it before). This can be done by soaking some cotton balls in rubbing alcohol or water. Then swiping them over each chamber thoroughly until everything is gone!
It is essential not to exceed the maximum dose given within 24 hours. The maximum daily dose is ten times the recommended adult dose. You should never take more than 200ml daily unless you are under medical supervision. For children aged three years and above, a maximum of 20ml per day may be administered according to body weight. If a child weighs less than 36 kg (80 lbs), 30ml daily is advised. Many medicines can be given as drips – although they require extra training and practice – so you should consider whether this route is preferable for your child with asthma before considering nebulization treatment on its own.