Cold and cough are common viral infections in children. Severe cough results in different respiratory ailments and difficulties in breathing. If your kid is having any type of respiratory ailments then you must go for Nebulization. It is a treatment in which liquid ventoline is vaporized into mist and inhaled into the lungs through a mask or mouthpiece. This treatment is used to treat the people suffering from respiratory infections, severe cough and asthma.
A nebulizer is used in this treatment which has 2nd name of atomizer. Nebulization tends to be more effective in providing aerosolized medication to the patient’s respiratory tract. The standard nebulizer process completes in 15 to 20 min. This treatment can be given both in hospitals and home. The majority of patients prefers home for treatment.
If your child has chest congestion, asthma, severe cough and continuous wheeze, then nebulization is a good option for him/ her. It helps your kid to cough it up more easily by loosening mucus in the lungs. The airway muscles of your kid get relaxed during this treatment so there is a safe passage for air to easily move through the lungs. The lungs work better if the medication is given in the form of mist. Fine mist go deep into the lungs and affect those areas properly where it is best needed.
Nebulizer can be given in there are three ways which are based on the kid’s age.
- Blow by the process is good for infants.
- Mask treatment is best for kids under the age of 8
- The mask is good kids who are 8 years old and for older.
Here are some instructions you have to follow which come with a nebulizer.
- Always wash your hands to stop spread of gems, before giving the nebulizer treatment.
You must place the exact amount of medication in a plastic cup of the nebulizer.
Make sure that all medicine is gone well and patient has started breathing normal.
Always remain present with your child during the entire treatment.
Nebulizer should be cleaned, if it is not cleaned properly risk of respiratory infection increased.
Wash the nebulizer pieces with soapy and warm water and give them proper time to dry.
Your kid should be relaxed during whole treatment; if he is not relaxed then nebulizer is less effective.
Check out that whether the medicine is leaking or not. If treatment ends before the time then its mean there is a leakage somewhere.
Nebulizers provide instant relief to your child and it is easy to use. It is available in different sizes. Usually small sizes are great for children not only because of its size but also they give fast timing for treatment. Patients should consider daily treatments to have relief from respiratory ailments. It’s advisable if you have kids then you should keep a nebulizer at home, as it save your time to go hospitals for treatment.