1. For what diseases is nebulisation therapy performed?
Nebulisation therapy is performed for the following diseases:
Lower respiratory tract infections
Obstruction or chronic obstructive lung diseases
2. What are the medicines used in nebulisation therapy?
Nebulisation therapy aims at delivering the form of medicine from liquid to fine droplets (in aerosol or mist form), which helps in its smooth inhalation. The drugs delivered by this technique include bronchodilators (airway-opening medications), mainly steroids like Pulmicort, albuterol, or Xopenex.
3. Is nebulisation therapy useful in the treatment of cough?
Yes, nebulisation therapy can be useful to treat cough as it can alter the thickness of phlegm making its passage more comfortable. It is also helpful when cough results from bacterial infections as it makes delivery of antibiotics easier.
4. Who is nebulisation therapy useful for?
Nebulisation is mainly useful in individuals:
Requiring clearing of the airways
For treating infections
Struggling to breathe
In emergency situations demanding higher doses of medications
Requiring antibiotics for treating infection
5. Why do I need nebulisation therapy?
You will need nebulisation if you are suffering from an acute asthama attack or respiratory problems and require immediate medical attention. It helps to deliver a therapeutic dose of the desired medication in a short interval of 5-10 minutes and provides 50% of the respirable fraction.