Taking Nebulization Treatment At Home
Parents may be very familiar with nebulization therapy. Every time a baby visit to the hospital after a respiratory tract infection, the most commonly used treatment prescribed by doctors is nebulization. However, rushing to the hospital every day, not only cost family lots of time, but also tired parents and children. Also, frequent occurrence of respiratory diseases in autumn and winter may cause cross-infection.
Many parents wonder if they can take nebulization treatment at home. In fact, it's okay to do so as long as you operate nebulizer according to the guidelines and follow doctor’s advice.
Carrying out nebulization treatment at home can greatly improve the timeliness, convenience and comfort of your child. Especially for children who need long-term nebulization treatment due to their illness, this is a safe, effective and easy method.
So, how to take nebulization treatment at home safely and effectively?
First, clarify the symptoms. Not all children with colds or coughs need to be nebulized. Nebulization treatment is most commonly used for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchial asthma in children. It can also be used for the treatment of post-infection cough, bronchiolitis, mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, and asthmatic bronchopneumonia. It also has obvious curative effect on some chronic lung diseases.
Second, choose an appropriate nebulizer. Nebulizers currently on the market are mainly divided into ultrasonic nebulizer, compression nebulizer and mesh nebulizer. Mesh nebulizer is the latest one. Unlike many other brands, Feellife Mesh Nebulizer has made a portable and silent design, considering that the amount and distribution of drug particles in the lungs depend on the particle size , Feellife mesh nebulizer can produce ultra fine medication particle, cover many respiratory disease.
Third, standardized operation is very important. It is the most important part of nebulization treatment at home. Parents must pay attention to the following points:
The total medication cup capacity is 4~6ml, normally not less than 4ml. If the amount of medicine is too less, the inhaled medicine amount is insufficient. If the medicine is too much, treatment time is long, baby may cry. If the amount is not enough, you can add saline to supplement it.
- Nebulization Treatment Time:
Nebulization should be performed 30 minutes before eating or 1 hour after eating or when the child’s cough and wheezing are obvious. Before nebulization, oral secretions and food residues should be cleaned up to ensure that medicine enters smoothly. For infants and young children who do not cooperate, you can choose to take the treatment during their sleep.
It is better to breathe calmly or intermittently inhale deeply during treatment. When using a face mask, it can instruct children to inhale deeply through the nose and exhale from the mouth to make the medicine go deeper. When child is crying and crying, their inhalation is short, which affects the effect of nebulization, the nebulization inhalation can be suspended, treatment can be continued after calming down.
- Duration of Treatment:
The general nebulization time is 10-15 minutes. If the child does not cooperate, treatment time can be appropriately shortened.
- Care After Nebulization:
Clean child’s face in time to avoid residual medicine and irritate skin. Older children should rinse their mouths, infants and young children should drink water appropriately to avoid liquid medicine residue in oral cavity. The nebulizer should be regularly nebulize with clean water to check the performance of nebulizer.
- Clean and disinfect:
After the nebulization treatment, the nebulizer should be cleaned in time to avoid blockage of liquid medicine. Also, the mask or mouthpiece should be rinsed with clean water and dried for later use.