Nebulisers for Nebulising Aerosols
The nebuliser, also referred to as an inhalation device or inhalator, nebulises medications and is used for respiratory therapy e.g. for acute or chronic lung and bronchial diseases. The nebuliser creates an aerosol from the inhalation solution (inhalate), which is inhaled by the patient through a nose or mouthpiece. The nebuliser mouthpiece is connected to the nebuliser via a connecting tube. The advantage to moist nebulising, as opposed to dry inhalation, is the side effect of respiratory tract moisturisation. Dry mucous membranes could be the result or corollary of respiratory diseases and often lead to a worsening of the conditions. Moisturisation of the mucous membranes during inhalation supports the natural cleaning function and immune defense system, which encourages the recovery process. While dosing aerosols are used for on the go aerosol administration, stationary nebulisers are more commonly used for aerosol administration in the surgery, hospital or even at home.
Aerosol Production with Ultrasound, Nozzles or a Resonating Diaphragm
There is a basic difference between the three sorts of nebulisers: ultrasonic nebuliser, nozzle nebuliser and nebulisers with diaphragm technology. The diaphragm technology represents the most modern from of aerosol production. The electronic signals put the diaphragm into vibration and, in turn, the resonating diaphragm atomises the medication or liquid to an aerosol. Because the diaphragm nebuliser is particularly small, lightweight and quiet, it is often used for mobile inhalation therapy.
Depending on the size of the nebuliser created aerosol drops, the inhalator can be applied for various illnesses. Larger inhalate drops (bigger than 15 micrometers) only reach the upper respiratory tract so that illnesses of the upper respiratory tract (e.g. laryngitis, pharyngitis) can be treated. If the particle size is between 1 and 15 micrometers, the aerosols will also reach the lower respiratory tract and lungs and particularly small particles can even reach the smallest of lung pockets. Nebulisers, which produce such respirable particles, are used for treating illnesses of the lower respiratory tract i.e. bronchitis.
In order to prevent the patient from over-inhaling the nebulised medication, which would ultimately be wasted, some nebulisers are controlled via breaths or even have a manual mode that shuts off the nebuliser when exhaling.
Nebulisers Provide Targeted Medication Administration
Nebulisers offer a particularly thorough form of respiratory therapy, as the medication is delivered where it needs to go during inhalation without disturbing the rest of the organisms. Because the nebuliser can also nebulise isotonic saline solution as an inhalation solution, the device can also be used for preventative inhalation therapy during the cold and flu season or for patients with allergies. For chronic respiratory illnesses, such as COPD, the inhalation of secretolytics, in addition to breathing training and physical respiratory therapy, plays an important role in treatment.
Nebulisers Specially Designed for Children and Babys
In our online shop, you will find nebulisers for inhalation therapy in adults and children; available in various designs and with various nebulisation rates. We offer you high-quality inhalators from name brand manufacturers like Omron or Beurer at particularly low prices.