Nebulizer is a modern inhaler for the treatment of respiratory diseases. If you choose the right medicine for this device, you can get rid of cough and runny nose in a few days without the use of potent medications.
Cough nebulizer medication
To treat cough with a nebulizer, various solutions are used, which are best and easiest to buy at a pharmacy. They often include several components that comprehensively deal with the problem. You can also prepare your own medicine for inhalation. This requires a saline solution heated to 20 ° C and a drug.
The most harmless cough remedy for use in a nebulizer is the Borjomi or Narzan mineral water. The alkaline environment promotes liquefaction and removal of purulent secretions. This is perhaps the only solution that can be treated on its own. The use of medicinal products should be discussed with the doctor. self-medication can backfire. The required concentration of the solution and the appropriateness of the use of a particular medicine should be determined by the doctor.
If the cough is dry, the doctor may prescribe inhalations with bronchodilators, such as Berodual, Pulmicort, Atrovent. With a wet cough, solutions from the drugs "Lazolvan", "ACC", "Fluimucil", "Acetylcysteine", "Pulmozyme", which have a mucolytic effect, help well. Lidocaine will help to cope with a very strong cough. To relieve inflammation, as a rule, simultaneously with bronchodilators and mucolytics, "Gentomycin", "Dioxidin", "Tobramycin" or other antibiotics are prescribed.
Sometimes, to combat cough, the doctor prescribes combined action drugs, for example, "Fenoterol", or prescribes inhalations based on drugs of various actions. In this case, the following procedure must be observed: first, inhale a bronchodilator, then after 10-15 minutes - a mucolytic, and only after sputum discharge - an anti-inflammatory drug. For those who are often sick, the doctor may prescribe preventive inhalations based on interferon, which has an immunomodulatory effect.
What substances cannot be used in the nebulizer?
From almost any drug and saline solution, you can create a solution for use in a nebulizer. The main thing is to adhere to the rules described in the operating instructions for this device, and use only substances that can be used in a particular model.
Many models do not recommend using solutions that contain oil. Decoctions and herbal infusions can also disable the inhaler. It is better not to use solutions based on distilled water for inhalation, because there are cases when it caused bronchospasm.