With the development of high technologies, more and more new devices of various types and purposes, including medical ones, are entering people's lives. To alleviate the suffering of the patient, to improve his condition, many different devices have been invented, for example, such as an inhaler-nebulizer. It is very easy to use and can be used at home.
A nebulizer is a device used for an emergency treatment session in case of exacerbation of asthma, laryngitis and other diseases, the attacks of which can cause suffocation. In addition, it is also used in the treatment of all types of colds, accompanied by the accumulation of hard-to-separate phlegm in the bronchi and lungs. The first nebulizer is mentioned in medical records dating back to 1874. Of course, he was not at all like modern counterparts, but the essence of his work was the same as that of the current ones - he turned a liquid preparation into an aerosol, that is, sprayed it.
Benefits of nebulizer inhaler therapy
The advantages of treatment with such devices are obvious - medications have a local effect without harming the internal organs of a person. Under the high pressure created in the device, the liquid form of the drug turns into an aerosol, which enters the patient's respiratory tract with the air and dilutes sputum, stimulates the bronchi.
For therapy sessions with a nebulizer, expectorant, bronchodilating drugs are used that relieve spasm during attacks of suffocation. Many of these drugs, when taken orally, have a negative effect on the blood-forming organs, heart, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. Their local application excludes the occurrence of side effects and complications. In addition, getting into the human body in this way, the drugs begin to act much faster.
How much does a nebulizer cost and how to choose it
The assortment of nebulizers in pharmacy chains is very large and it is very difficult for an ordinary person who does not have medical education to decide what type of device he needs. Before deciding to buy a nebulizer inhaler, you should consult your doctor. The cost of this device varies from 1, 5 to 4 thousand rubles, depending on the principle of its operation and its purpose. Inhalers for nebulizing solutions based on essential oils are more expensive than inhalers for simple aqueous solutions.
For each type of disease, it is necessary to select an apparatus with a specific type and rate of spraying of the drug. The intensity and frequency of use of the device is of great importance - if its active use is assumed, then it is worth giving preference to more expensive options, which, as a rule, are much more durable than their cheap counterparts.