Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing. Respiratory diseases range from mild and self-limiting, such as the common cold, to life-threatening entities like bacterial pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and lung cancer.
The respiratory system (or ventilatory system) is the biological system that introduces respiratory gases to the interior and performs gas exchange. In humans and other mammals, the anatomical features of the respiratory system include airways, lungs, and the respiratory muscles. Molecules of oxygen and carbon dioxide are passively exchanged, by diffusion, between the gaseous external environment and the blood. This exchange process occurs in the alveolar region of the lungs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a nebulizer?A device that delivers medication to the lungs via an inhalable mist.
What are nebulizers used to treat?Nebulizers treat a variety of respiratory conditions including bronchitis, allergy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
Which drugs can be nebulized with nebulizer device?Antibiotics, Corticosteroids, Bronchodilators, Mucolytics
How often do I disinfect the product?Cleaning of the nebulizer is recommended after each aerosol treatment. Disinfecting is recommended once a day.
How do I clean the product?a. Turn the power off and unplug from the wall outlet.
b. Remove the tubing from the air inlet.
c. TO CLEAN: Disassemble mouthpiece, T-mouthpiece, nebulizer cup, chamber and baffle, and wash this items in
c. hot water with dish-washing detergent Rinse these items thoroughly to remove the detergent and let air dry.
d. TO DISINFECT: Mix one part of white vinegar with 3 parts hot water in a clean container. Submerge mouthpiece,
d. T-mouthpiece, nebulizer cap, chamber and baffle for half an hour in the solution. Remove from solution and
d. let air dry.
e. There is no need to clean the tubing. If necessary wipe the surface regularly.