Nebulizers are a great option for people with a number of chronic respiratory conditions, like COPD and asthma. They are also good for acute conditions like croup, Pneumonia, or bronchitis. When you use nebulized therapy, you receive the dose of your medication through a mouthpiece or mask and breathe it directly into your lungs.
A portable nebulizer machine can be a quicker and more accessible treatment method than taking your medication orally. And when it comes to respiratory conditions, you want to get relief as soon as possible.
To find the best portable nebulizer, you want to find a device that is convenient, easy to use, good for both kids and adults, and effective. The TruNeb™ is all those things and more. You can even try the TruNeb™ risk-free to find out just how effective our small handheld nebulizer device is.
What Are Portable Nebulizer Machines?
Nebulizers transform liquid medicine into a mist that can be easily absorbed by the lungs to deliver medication both quickly and effectively. For people struggling with respiratory illnesses, these are some of the most important devices for treatment. People who have chronic illnesses often rely on nebulized therapy treatment sessions every day.
Traditional jet nebulizer machines are large and heavy, and they have to be plugged in while in use. Anyone who uses it has to sit still until the treatment is finished. But a portable nebulizer uses batteries or a USB cord to charge so that you can conveniently use it on the go, no matter where you are.
Portable nebulizers are just smaller devices. But they work just as well as traditional jet devices and are much more convenient. It is a quiet and effective solution for the delivery of important medications to your lungs.
Are Portable Nebulizers Effective for Treatment?
The short answer is: yes. Portable nebulizer machines are extremely effective in treating a number of respiratory ailments including asthma, COPD, and pneumonia. Especially when you have a large dose of medication to take. For example, the TruNeb™ holds up to 8ml of your medication. Because of this, it is easier to take your medication in a large dose with a nebulizer than any other method of treatment.
Here is how a nebulizer holds up against oral medication and inhalers.
Nebulizers vs. Oral Medication
Oral medication for your respiratory condition can take 30 minutes or longer to reach your lungs. The medication first has to go through your gastrointestinal tract, and into your bloodstream to get to your lungs.
While these can be effective in treatment, those 30 minutes can make a big difference. When you use a portable nebulizer, the medicine transforms into a mist that you are breathing into your lungs within seconds. The entire treatment time usually takes between 5 and 7 minutes, depending on your dosage.
Nebulizers vs. Inhalers
In a lot of cases, nebulizers are more effective for breathing treatment than inhalers. Because of the size and ease of use, portable nebulizer machines are effective for both children and adults. Since inhalers require a certain amount of coordination for the medication to reach your lungs, there is a lot of room for error. If you don’t use your inhaler correctly, you may not be getting your entire dose of medications.
With nebulizers, you simply keep the mouthpiece or mask to your mouth and breathe in the mist. Using the mask makes it more difficult to lose the medication, meaning it’s a more accurate dose each time you use it.
In the past, the biggest downside of nebulization therapy has been the lack of portability. A portable nebulizer machine fixes that issue because of how similar it is to inhalers. Most portable nebulizer machines are just slightly larger than the average inhaler, making it just as convenient to take on the go.
How does Nebulized Therapy Work?
Most portable nebulizer machines use vibrating mesh technology to atomize liquid like saline and common breathing medications into fine particles. To begin using the device, make sure it has the correct batteries in it and then follow these six steps.
Step #1: Wash your hands. Then open the nebulizer cup on the top of the device and pour in your prescribed dose of medication or saline. Make sure to follow the directions on your prescription. If you have any questions about your dose, contact your provider.
Step #2: Install the mask (with the adaptor) or the mouthpiece.
Step #3: Press the power button to turn the device on. Once you hit the power button, the device will begin atomizing the medication.
Step #4: Next, you want to breathe in the atomized mist until it’s finished. Be sure to keep a tight seal with the mask or mouthpiece over your face or mouth so that you get an accurate dose of your medication.
Step #5: Once the medication is finished and your treatment is over, turn the device off.
Step #6: You should clean and disinfect your nebulizer after each treatment session, following the instructions below.
- Remove the mouthpiece and any accessories.
- Add 6ml of distilled water to the medicine chamber.
- Run a full cycle through.
- Shake out any remaining drops and allow the device to air dry.
To disinfect your nebulizer, follow the first four steps but add 2 to 3 drops of white vinegar and run a full cycle. After this solution is nebulized, run one more cycle of just distilled water. Wipe out the medicine cup with distilled water to ensure there is no vinegar residue left over.
What Can I Use a Nebulizer For?
Nebulizers can be used for a number of respiratory conditions – both acute and chronic. Even just using a saline solution in a nebulizer can help people with conditions like allergies and congestion. The misted saline solution (or medication) reaches your lungs and allows you to breathe easier.
These are just a few of the main conditions that nebulizers can help treat.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe, and sometimes breathing difficulties and pneumonia can manifest. Your doctor may recommend nebulized therapy to help relieve symptoms. They may either give you a prescription medication (if other conditions are also present) or a simple saline solution to clear your airways.
Allergies can be more than just an annoyance. They can often affect our breathing, causing us to have shortness of breath or a persistent cough. A portable nebulizer machine can provide immediate relief for your indoor, outdoor, allergic rhinitis, or seasonal allergies, no matter how bad they are.
Asthma can be either chronic or acute and can cause significant breathing difficulties. Suffering from asthma attacks can be scary and overwhelming. Keeping a small portable nebulizer on hand to treat your asthma when it flares up. If you are not getting an accurate dose of medication from your inhaler, you should try a portable nebulizer for asthma.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a common condition seen in people who have smoked for many years. This chronic respiratory disease is characterized by damaged lung tissues and exacerbations that can cause distress and constricted airways. Using nebulized therapy allows you to get an accurate dose of your COPD meds each time you use the nebulizer.
Bronchitis is typically caused by a virus and causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes, resulting in symptoms like cough, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, and excess mucus. With a portable nebulizer machine and a prescription for a liquid corticosteroid for your bronchitis, you can quickly and effectively get rid of the inflammation that is causing your breathing to be labored and shallow.
Chest congestion occurs when the mucus membranes in the airways go into overdrive and produce excess secretions; it is generally caused by a virus and can be a side effect of other illnesses. A portable nebulizer is one of the best treatment methods for chest congestion, head congestion, and nasal congestion.
Croup is a common viral upper respiratory infection in younger children, causing swelling around the voicebox. The famous “barking” cough is characteristic of croup. If your child or infant has croup, our small portable nebulizer can help with their worst respiratory symptoms.
It is important to understand that a nebulizer can’t get rid of your Pneumonia, but it can help relieve your symptoms. Pneumonia is an illness in which the small air sacs in your lungs, called alveoli, get infected and filled with fluid or pus. The airways also produce extra mucus, and it is often dark in color. Pneumonia causes fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a very contagious and common respiratory virus that hits young children the hardest. While mild cases manifest as cold symptoms, more serious cases cause significant inflammation in the small airways of the lungs. With even just one dose of nebulized RSV meds, you or your child will feel back to normal in no time.
What Makes TruNeb™ the Best Portable Nebulizer?
TruNeb™ is a unique portable nebulizer machine that uses advanced technology to give you immediate relief from your breathing problems. Our machine is quiet, small, convenient, and easy for both kids and adults to use. Plus, it’s only $49!
We always offer free shipping and your nebulizer goes out the next day after purchase. And, you can try the TruNeb™ risk-free. If you’re not completely satisfied with your device, contact us and we will either send you a replacement or refund your money, guaranteed.