Inhalation – simple, affordable and highly effective method of treatment of cough and cold.
In diseases of the upper respiratory tract are the steam, inhalaci.
In the treatment of lower respiratory – nebulizers.
Inhalation at coughing are made in two main ways. The first method is carried out using a steam inhaler. A steam inhaler can be any pan or bowl from kitchen utensils in which you pour hot water, be over it, cover with a towel and breathe. Steam inhaler you can buy at the pharmacy, which consists of a special closed container for water, a nozzle through which to breathe. Upgraded inhalers have several different nozzles (children and adults), there are inhalers with regulators couple.
The second method of inhalation is performed using inhalers-nebulizers. Nebulizer – industrial apparatus, which is filled with the medication and then sprayed under pressure.
Steam inhaler treated diseases of the upper respiratory tract to liquefy and facilitate the withdrawal of sputum. Nebulizers used in the treatment of lower respiratory tract.
Steam inhalation – the means of traditional medicine, which is used for cough and respiratory diseases. Warm moist air is inhaled by nose or mouth, into the lungs, for a couple of additional properties you can add essential oils.
THE BENEFITS OF STEAM INHALATION
Steam inhalation helps with diseases of the respiratory organs and is recommended in the treatment of colds, flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma and allergies.
Dried by dry air respiratory tract moistened by steam, the mucus and coughing easier separated, so it is easy to cough.
Expectorant effect. An expectorant increases the amount of secretions (mucus), so the faster clears throat mucus and lubricates irritated respiratory tract. Inhalation of steam, the muscles relax and I want to cough less. Steam inhalation is effective for preventing excessive dryness of the mucous membrane.
THE USE OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Aromatherapy has an even greater healing effect than just a steam inhalation. To relieve the symptoms of cough need to add 2-3 drops of essential oil into the water. Coughing helps the essential oils of peppermint, black pepper, cardamom, cedar, frankincense, rosemary, cypress.
HOW TO DO INHALATION (STEAM)?
Pour hot water into a bowl, squeeze 3 drops of the chosen oil. You can select several oils and put them together, but in the totality of the oils should be no more than 3 drops. Sit over a bowl (not less than 30 cm), cover your head with a towel or blanket, so to get a tent so that the steam does not go beyond.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Breathe through your nose for 1-2 minutes.
If you feel uncomfortable and you can’t breathe, you lift the towel and let some air in, take a few breaths through the mouth. Then continue the procedure.
If the inhaler bought in the pharmacy, that cover is not needed. The design of the inhaler does not produce steam outside, and sends to the destination.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN CARRYING OUT STEAM INHALATION
When carrying out steam inhalation be careful not to anneal the Airways too hot steam. Do not lean too low, especially need to be careful with children and elderly people.
A nebulizer is refilled with medication, which is under the influence of compressed air is converted into an aerosol (cold vapor). With the help of this device you can adjust the size of the microparticles for the direction range of drug delivery, the smaller the aerosol particle, the deeper it can penetrate into the respiratory tract.
Inhaler-nebulizer consists of a main unit, which fueled the drug, and where the generated stream of air. Also a nebulizer equipped with different attachments for nose and mouth, connecting tube.
BENEFITS OF NEBULIZERS A NEBULIZER
A jet of compressed medicinal air acts directly on the inflammation of the respiratory tract.
Medication, used in inhalations, are not absorbed into the blood, thus have no side effects on the body.
Because of the low absorbability into blood inhalation can be combined with other medications without any problems.
Treatment nebulizer can be used even for young children without fear of harm.
Drugs fall into the alveoli of the lungs.
HOW TO DO INHALATION NEBULIZER
It is very important to enter the cloud of drug inhalation, drug got to the source of the disease.
Need to inhale the vapors of aerosol mouth, hold breath for a few seconds, exhale through the mouth too.
Inhalation need to do 1-1. 5 hours after a meal.
The drug (4 ml) is introduced into the nebulizer with a syringe.
If the primary inflammation is located in the upper respiratory tract, the drug cloud to be inhaled through the mouth using the nozzle mask. If treated diseases of the lower respiratory tract, it applies the nozzle “mouthpiece”.
The procedure of inhalation should be done in 5-10 minutes.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR STEAM INHALATIONS
The procedure of treatment by inhalation is strictly forbidden to hold, if the body temperature elevated. And if you have a nosebleed.
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