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Presentation: How to use a nebulizer

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Nebulizers, used to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other conditions where inhaled medicines are indicated, deliver a stream of medicated air to the lungs over a period of time.

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Assemble the nebulizer according to its instructions. Connect the hose to an air compressor.

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Fill the medicine cup with your prescription, according to the instructions.

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Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup.

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Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Breathe through your mouth until all the medicine is used, about 10 - 15 minutes. Some people use a nose clip to help them breathe only through the mouth.

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Some people prefer to use a mask.

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Wash the medicine cup and mouthpiece with water, and air-dry until your next treatment.

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