What does a nebulizer treatment do

Benefits of nebulizer therapy

Gentle, natural and effective

It has been known for centuries that salty air, like sea air, has a beneficial and calming effect on our respiratory tract. This stimulates the natural self-cleaning of our airways and thereby helps to loosen the mucus in the nose and lungs. Thanks to modern inhalation devices and saline solutions for inhalation, you can bring the beneficial effects of the sea air into your home. In addition, in consultation with the doctor, mixtures of medication or medication and saline solution (carrier solution) can be effectively inhaled.
 

Advantage of wet inhalation? It's easy as pie!

For inhalation with PARI inhalation devices and the nebulisers, you neither need a lot of inhalation force nor a special skill. Children, people with limited mobility of the hands or the elderly benefit particularly from this. This means that the inhalation device only needs to be switched on in order to inhale the aerosol. Contrary to the earlier beliefs of many patients, whoever inhales has to breathe in quickly and forcefully. This only applies to the use of powder inhalers. And when inhaling with metered dose inhalers, you have to trigger the stroke and inhale vigorously at the same time in order to keep the medication in the mouth and throat as low as possible.

Moist inhalation is easier: take a relaxed and straight sitting position. Breathe in and out calmly. The way you normally breathe is best. This means that less of the drug ends up in the throat than in the lungs where it is needed.
 

Relaxed breathing can be learned

So that saline solutions or medication reach the lungs, you should breathe as relaxed as possible. But what does relaxed breathing actually mean? How do I know that I am breathing properly? With the PARI PIF Control (PIF stands for Peak Inspiratory Flow) you don't have to worry about it. It gives you reliable feedback if you breathe in too quickly by “blocking” the nebulizer. When you notice this blockage, simply breathe a little more slowly. The PIF Control is integrated in many devices in the PARI BOY family and in all PARI LC SPRINT nebulisers for the lower airways. Exception: PARI LC SPRINT clinic packs, PARI LC SPRINT Tracheo and PARI LC SPRINT CENTRAL. COPD patients can use the PIF Control to prevent the collapse of the small bronchi. If you feel resistance, briefly interrupt the inhalation, breathe calmly for a moment and then continue to inhale.

Save time: inhalation plus physiotherapy

The PARI PEP systems also help you breathe. As with physical therapy, you can even loosen any stuck mucus in the bronchi. The various PARI PEP systems can be easily attached to the PARI nebuliser so that inhalation therapy and PEP breathing can be carried out at the same time. How does this work? The resistance of the PEP systems creates counter pressure when you exhale. This allows larger amounts of medication to enter your peripheral airways during the inhalation phase. Coughing up is made easier and more air can be exhaled from the lungs. With the PARI O-PEP you can use the vibrations that occur when you exhale into the O-PEP to loosen even tough mucus from the bronchial walls and thus cough up better.

By the way: The German Respiratory League also recommends inhalation of saline solution and PEP therapy for physiotherapeutic respiratory therapy.