I have used a nebulizer for all of my children at one time or another. Our allergist and our pediatrician have recommended them from time to time, since my children have asthma to one degree or another, as do I. We often go almost a year without any difficulties, but often, in Winter, there is at least one infection annually that warrants support and treatment with the use of an episodic nebulizer. As a result, I own a number of different types of nebulizers.
|We have used a compressor/nebulizer like this one periodically, for years.|
In the US, and I would imagine in most other nations, a compressor/nebulizer combination is sold by prescription, and aerosolizes a prescription medication for inhalation. Sometimes, a treatment with one of these is ordered only once, as would be used in a hospital emergency room, and other times it may be used twice, thrice or four times daily. Used correctly, these devices can make a substantial difference in the lives of children or adults with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Many people use these devices only during a serious respiratory infection which complicates their asthma. Others, use these devices regularly for large periods in their lives, or in some cases, for the duration of their lifespan.
In the last several years I had occasion to use an aerosolizer and nebulizer made by a company named Pari.
|There are a variety of nebulizers made by Pari. This is the Pro Neb Ultra.|
The Pari device appears to aerosolize a larger amount of the prescribed solution and to create a thick cool mist. This enables us to finish our nebulizer treatments more quickly. This also makes it a bit easier to get a child to comply with a needed treatment. It might also make adults more likely to use their nebulizer as often as they might need it, perhaps not skipping its use as much as they might normally.
Pari makes a variety of aerosolizer/nebulizers. Some are designed for frequent or long session use. For example, some children with cystic fibrosis may use one of these devices for three inhaled medications one after the other, before school in the morning. Most nebulizers would be destroyed by such long use. Pari also makes devices which can be plugged into your car so that your child can complete a treatment while there. They also have one that is highly portable and is battery operated and can be recharged.
Most allergists, immunologists and pulmonologists know of Pari devices and many recommend them. Family practice medicine physicians could be less familiar depending upon the number of patients they see with this issue. If you use nebulizer medication, you can ask your physician for a prescription for a Pari aerosolizer/nebulizer. You can simply say that it vaporizes the medication faster and that you are more likely to reap more of the benefits with one of these machines.
|This is the Pari Trek S which has a battery module which can be purchased separately. The device is highly portable and effective.|
The peripherals to Pari devices are different than for other nebulizers. They are bulkier and designed for repeated use. They can also be boiled for five minutes. This can help to make them more cost effective. Please use a nebulizer set for each family member, if you have multiple family members using one. Even a boiled device should not be shared.
Pari devices are available worldwide.
|These are examples of the Pari Vios unit.|
Pari devices are available worldwide.
These are some of the sources in the US
This is the website for the company itself: This is for customer support and information.
The correct nebulizer and inhaled medications can make an incredible difference in the functionality of and enjoyment of life in a person with either a periodic or a chronic respiratory condition.