How to Use an Infant Nebulizer?by Santosh Kumar Website Promotion
Nebulizers are similar to steam machines but they are basically used to administer the medicine via the air route. They can be of great help in treating congestion, severe allergy and even asthma. The liquid medicine is broken down in a fine mist and it is inhaled through a breathing mask. The procedure is very easy for adults but it can be difficult to administer medicine to an Infant with the Nebulizer.
Here, we have shared the steps to use the nebulizer on the infant
Preparing the Nebulizer – The first step of administering the nebulizer is that you need to sterilize the equipment. You need to ensure that the nebulizer is clean and you have the right dose of medicine. Load up the nebulizer with the distilled water and medicine. Infants and children are prone to infection and hence it is really important to ensure that the equipment is clean.
Initiating the Session – This is the next step and here you need to put on the mask on the infant. Once that is done, you would also have to hold on the mask as there are chances that the mask might be loose. Start the nebulizer you will now notice the medicine being administered in form of mist.
Precaution to be taken – There are some precautions that you would have to take. You will have to check that the infant is not uncomfortable during the usage. You will have to look for the visual signs for the same. Also, check the placement of the mask and hold it carefully for the child.
Time for Administering Medicine – The usual time for administering the medicine is 2 minutes to 5 minutes. You might have to stop the nebulizer if you notice the signs of discomfort. Go by the recommendation of the doctor while using a nebulizer.
This is how you can use the infant nebulizer and you must note that the infant nebulizer is similar to an adult nebulizer, so choose the best nebulizer for your kid. Most of the times, you will find the same equipment but the difference will be in the mask. The mask of the infant nebulizer would be much smaller in size.Always consult a doctor before administering a medicine. If you have any doubt or if you are not confident in using the nebulizer, then you must consult the doctor or a medical practitioner for administering the medicine to the infant.
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