A nebulizer is a machine that your child uses at home. Medicine is mixed with liquid and the machine forms a mist. Your child will breathe in the mist to help get the medicine in to his lungs.
A nebulizer uses these parts:
Some children cough up mucus after breathing treatments. Note the mucus color and thickness. Normal mucus is usually thin and white or clear. Thick, sticky mucus that is yellow or green may be normal for your child’s condition or it may be a sign of infection. Call your child’s healthcare provider to report a change in the color or thickness of mucus.
If the treatments do not improve your child’s symptoms, call your provider.
Follow the directions for your equipment. Make sure you clean it after every treatment. Disinfect according to the directions that come with the nebulizer.
Do not use the nebulizer more or less than you are supposed to unless you check with your healthcare provider.