If you’re living with asthma, COPD or another respiratory condition, it may have been suggested to you that you have a nebuliser at home.
A nebuliser is an electronic device, which works by transforming liquid medicine into a fine mist or spray, which you can then breathe in easily via a mask or mouthpiece. You need to use one when a larger dose of medicine needs to be inhaled into your lungs, or when an inhaler alone is proving to be an inadequate form of treatment.
If you suffer badly from a respiratory condition, having a nebuliser at home can bring you peace of mind. It can help you with your wheezing, breathlessness and feelings of tightness in your chest.
One of the other main advantages of nebulisers is that they can be portable and compact, depending the type of device available to you. They’re designed to be used for both intensive and occasional use depending on your circumstances and needs. Ensure that you speak to your healthcare professional if you are unsure which one is right for you.
At Toome Pharmacy our team can advise you on the type of nebuliser that’s right for you.
Small, portable nebulisers, for example, are great for when you’re on the go, while a more robust and sturdy station design is more suitable for home use.
It may be possible for you to receive a nebuliser from the NHS, but, if you need to buy one, we can advise you and give you information about the best nebuliser for you.
If you would like to talk to any of our pharmacists about the range of nebulisers we can offer, call into the pharmacy, or call today and make an appointment for a consultation.