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how to treat yourself at home without an aerosol?

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    • Most patients with asthma use an aerosol (bronchodilator) to treat breathing difficulties.
    • In the most difficult patients, however, it is necessary to proceed to other methods of administration by inhalation.
    • Aerosol therapy through nebulization systems is a good solution for the effective treatment of asthma in acute situations.

The Antadir Federation conducts an inventory of techniques for treating severe asthma in patients at home without an aerosol.

“4 million French people have asthma, or 7% of the population, the most common chronic disease, asthma still causes 1,000 deaths per year in people under 65 and requires an average of 600,000 days of hospitalization per year.we can read in the press release.

Our Federation “thus emphasizing the treatment of the most severe asthmatic patients with aerosol therapy through nebulization systems”, continues the institution.

Severe asthma: what is nebulization?

Most patients with asthma use an aerosol (bronchodilator) to treat breathing difficulties. This device enables the administration of active substances directly into the respiratory tract. In the most difficult patients, however, it is necessary to proceed to other methods of administration by inhalation.

Aerosol therapy through nebulization systems is a widely used solution for the effective treatment of asthma in acute situations. “The principle of nebulization is simple: it makes it possible to easily and quickly administer a medicinal substance in the form of fine liquid particles suspended in gas (aerosol) for a targeted effect”. the Antadir Federation explains. “The patient inhales the treatment with a mask or a mouthpiece placed over the nose and mouth. He does not need to breathe deeply, he just needs to inhale and exhale for ten to fifteen minutes to inhale the medicine”. supplies.

Depending on the nebulizer used, the diameter of the droplets varies and thus allows for adaptation to the patient by more precisely targeting the place where the active substance will be deposited in the respiratory system (lower respiratory tract, upper respiratory tract, alveoli).

Severe asthma: how does nebulization work?

Depending on the patient’s age, weight, and degree of asthma severity, home nebulization settings require determination of:

– duration of treatment;

– number of sessions required each day;

– the active ingredient(s) to be administered.

Particle deposition takes place according to one of the following 3 physical mechanisms: impaction, sedimentation and diffusion.

“There are many models available on the market, which are divided into three types: pneumatic nebulizers, ultrasonic nebulizers and vibration shield nebulizers. These three categories differ in their principle of operation.” specialists conclude.

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