Here at Rice Village Medical Supply, we understand that life can be difficult to enjoy when you are constantly short of breath. Whether it limits you to focus on relationships, hobbies, or working, your solution may be a nebulizer. Looking for the right nebulizer can alleviate COPD, asthma, and many other breathing disorders.
Do I need a nebulizer?
If you currently suffer from a respiratory condition as mentioned above such as COPD, or asthma, then your doctor or medical practitioner may prescribe you to use a nebulizer. Nebulizers are available prescription only, so it is important to discuss your needs and symptoms with your doctor beforehand.
Nebulizers for Upper Airway Diseases
Depending on your condition, you’ll want to ensure you choose the correct particle size needed. When treated for upper airway diseases, you’ll find that “larger medicine particles are deposited” such as with rhinitis and sinusitis. Always check for the correct particle size when choosing the right nebulizer.
Nebulizers for Lower Airway Diseases
If you are dealing with lower airway diseases such as asthma, COPD, or bronchitis you will want to look for a nebulizer with smaller medicine particles. Additionally, these more severe breathing diseases require a higher level of nebulization simply because “they deliver higher levels of nebulized active ingredient”.
When it comes to finding the right nebulizer you will want to find out if you are dealing with the upper airway or lower airway, whether it is for a baby, child, or adult, the sound levels, and what type of technology is used such as a mesh or compressor.
If you are still unsure about which nebulizer is right for you, simply give Rice Village Medical Supply a call and we can help discuss your options.