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Nebulisation for the relief of respiratory tract problems

Classic steam bath inhalation involves dissolving active substances in hot water. The active substances dissolved in the steam are taken up by the infected mucous membranes with a particularly long-lasting effect. The rising steam is inhaled through the mouth and nose and thus acts directly upon the infected airways. Nebulisation therapy can be used effectively even at the start of a cold.

In comparison to the use of a classic steam bath, modern nebulisers generate a consistently high quantity of extremely small particles of the active substances during operation, which penetrate deep into the airways. In steam baths, on the other hand, the generated particles are significantly larger and thus cannot penetrate as deeply into the airways. Steam baths also cool off quickly, which also has a fast, detrimental effect on the release of active substances.

The following effects can be achieved by nebuliser therapy

  • The particles of active substance act directly at the site of the illness
  • The moisture content of the infected mucous membrane is improved
  • The self-cleaning of the airways is assisted
  • The ability of the mucous membrane to fight off infection is increased
  • Swelling, inflammation and cramping of the bronchial mucosa are relieved and prevented
  • Bronchial secretions loosen and become more liquid, thus easing their release and improving breathing function

Benefits of nebuliser therapy

  • Active substance travels directly to the infected mucous membrane area
  • Thanks to the direct delivery of the active substance, side effects of nebulisation are usually less than those experienced with tablets and syrups
  • Nebuliser treatment is perceived as pleasant by most patients

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