A nebulizer changes medication from a liquid to a mist so that it can be more easily inhaled into the lungs. Nebulizers are particularly effective in delivering asthma medications to infants and small children and to anyone who has difficulty using an asthma inhaler.
It is also convenient when a large dose of an inhaled medication is needed. Nebulized therapy is often called a “breathing treatment.” A variety of medications both for immediate relief and maintenance of asthma symptoms are available for use with a nebulizer.
Nebulizers come in home (tabletop) and portable models. Home nebulizers are larger and must be plugged into an electrical outlet. Portable nebulizers run on batteries. The portable nebulizers are rechargeable and can be plugged into a car’s cigarette lighter. Smaller, portable units are slightly larger than a deck of cards, so they can be carried in a purse, briefcase, or backpack to be used whenever and wherever you need them.
To obtain a nebulizer, you need a prescription from your doctor, or it can be dispensed from your doctor’s office. In most cases the nebulizer dispensed from your doctor’s office is dispensed through them for ease, but belongs to a durable medical equipment provider, and will be billed to your insurance company by the durable medical equipment provider.
There are different types of medicines and delivery devices to treat COPD. Many people living with COPD may use a nebulizer to help get the medication deep into the lungs where it’s needed most. A nebulizer is a device that turns the liquid medicine into a mist which is then inhaled through a mouthpiece or a mask. Sometimes asthma medication is given through a nebulizer as well, so this information can benefit people living with asthma too. With COPD, or any chronic lung disease, taking your medicine correctly is a major part in successfully managing the disease.
Your insurance company generally pays for a standard tabletop nebulizers. We offer a variety of fun pediatric and young adult nebulizers at no additional cost to the patient or the insurance company.
Do you have a prescription? Please call our office at (585) 360-4900. We will gather all the information that we need from you, and once approved by your insurance carrier, we can have the unit ready for you to pick up or delivered. This process generally takes as little as an hour.
Do you have a nebulizer that is old or has not been performing to standards? We may be able to request a prescription for a new nebulizer.
Ready to move forward with your selection? Call us at (585) 360-4900 or come in to see us at 1590 Ridge Rd. West in Greece, NY.