What is nebulization?

Nebulization:

It is a process of transforming liquid medications into a fine spray or mist, which can be carried into a respiratory system through inhalation

What is Nebulization?

It is the process of transforming liquid medications into a fine spray or mist, which can be carried into the respiratory system through inhalation.

Advantages

  • Nebulizers can convert a liquid drug mixture into a fine mist or aerosol, thereby making it directly available for inhalation.
  • Using a nebulizer requires minimal co-ordination for inhalation and it does not need manual actuation.
  • The jet nebulizers are compatible with a variety of drug solutions.
  • Nebulizers can be used in infants, very old or weak patients, or those who need immediate treatment for an acute condition.
  • Works in patients with a low measure of inspiratory flow.
  • Breath-hold is not absolutely essential for efficacy.
  • The concentration of the medicines to be used can be adjusted if needed.
  • Large doses of medicines can be administered if patients require them as per doctor’s prescription.

What is a nebulizer

A nebulizer is an electronic device that converts liquid medication into a fine aerosol or mist so that it can be delivered to the lungs.

There are various mechanisms by which the liquid drug can be aerosolized. Depending on these mechanisms, the nebulizers are categorized into various types.

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Mesh
Nebulizer

Jet
Nebulizer

Ultrasonic
Nebulizer

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