For congestion, sinusitis and chronic colds alike, inhaling saline solutions or medication in a nebuliser is an especially effective treatment.
For centuries it has been known that salty air, like sea air, has a soothing and calming effect on our airways. It stimulates our airway’s natural cleaning function and helps loosen the mucus in the nose and lungs. Thanks to modern nebuliser devices and saline solutions for inhalation, you can bring the benefits of the sea air to your own home. Furthermore, in consultation with a doctor, mixtures of medications or medication and saline solutions (carrier solution) can be nebulised.
To use PARI nebulisers you do not need to be able to breathe in forcefully, nor do you need any particular skill. This is particularly beneficial for children, people with limited hand mobility or the elderly. This means that all you need to do is switch on the device to inhale the aerosol. People often think that you have to breathe in quickly and forcefully when using an inhalation device. This only applies to the use of dry-powder inhalers. When you use a metered-dose inhaler, you have to breathe in deeply at the same time as you press down on the inhaler, otherwise the drug will not be released at all. Nebuliser therapy is easier: Sit up straight and relaxed. Breathe in and out calmly. Ideally, breathe as you would normally. This way less of the medication ends up in your throat, and reaches your lungs where it is needed.
Do you have the feeling that the mouthpiece is “blocked” and you are getting too little aerosol? Then simply breathe in a little slower, which is better for the therapy. PARI can help you do this with a feedback system known as PIF-control (PIF = Peak Inspiratory Flow). PIF-control is integrated into many of the PARI BOY family of devices and in all PARI LC SPRINT Nebulisers for the lower airways. COPD patients can use PIF-control to prevent the small bronchial tubes from collapsing. If you feel resistance, briefly pause, breathe calmly for a moment and then carry on with the treatment.
The PARI PEP systems also help with your breathing. As with physiotherapy, you can even loosen mucus that is firmly lodged in the bronchial tubes. The various PARI PEP systems can be easily attached onto PARI nebulisers, so that nebuliser therapy and PEP respiration can be performed at the same time. How does it work? The resistance of the PEP system generates counter pressure when you exhale. This allows more medication to enter your peripheral airways when you are inhaling. It is easier to cough up mucus and to exhale more air out of your lungs. With the PARI O-PEP, the vibrations created in the O-PEP when you breathe out loosen even thick mucus from the bronchial walls so it is easier to cough up.
By the way, the “Deutsche Atemwegsliga” (German Respiratory Health League) lists inhalation of saline solution and PEP therapy in their recommendations for respiratory physiotherapy.
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