What are side effects of regular Nebulization? How often Nebulization can be done?
Nebulizer is a medical device used in respiratory disorders to deliver the medication in the mist form or vapor. It can be used by the elderly as well as the young and the children. The benefit of using nebulizer is much more than regular use of inhalers due to its efficiency in drug delivery to the tissues.
The nebulizer runs on battery as well as electricity. It converts the medicine from the liquid to the mist form when the medicine is inhaled.
Type of disease in which nebulizer is used: Asthma is the most common disease where nebulizer is used the other disease is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It can also be used in many peadiatric respiratory disorders like acute bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and asthma.
Side effects of using nebulizer: The side effects are mainly due to the medicines used in nebulization and not due to nebulizer itself.
- Irritation in the throat and air passage leading to hoarseness, sore throat
- Dry mouth
- Bad taste in mouth, thrush in the mouth
- If the nebulizer parts are not maintained hygienically there are chances of getting bacterial infection to the user.
- As the medicine which is used turns into vapor form, the affectivity is comparatively enhanced, resulting into overdose of the medicine in some cases.
- Some people are allergic to plastic material parts used, such as masks, mouthpiece.
How often nebulization can be done?
It will depend on the severity of the disease in the patient.