Compressor Nebulisers overview

Compre​ssor Nebulisers as also referred to as Piston Nebulisers. Compressor Nebulisers comprise of three key parts that perform different functions during nebulisation process: 

  • 'Mouthpiece' also sometimes referred to as 'Face Mask' that delivers the medication mist to your mouth and airways
  • 'Nebuliser Chamber' - where the liquid solution is converted to a fine mist 
  • 'Compressor' that provides the gas required for the conversion of liquid medicine solution into a fine mist you can breathe in

Compressor Nebulisers are also referred to as 'piston nebulisers'.  

Compressor nebulisers (Piston nebulisers) pump air through a liquid medication and vaporise it for easy inhalation.

Compressor nebulisers are well established type of traditional respiratory aids for home and travel use. Compressor nebulisers are suitable for effective nebulisation in adults and children. 

Background to Nebulisers

Nebulisers are medical devices that convert liquid medicines into a mist or aerosol of very small and fine particles ready for inhalation into the airways in the lungs. Nebulisers are respiratory aids. Nebulisers are powerful machines that deliver nebulised medication deeply into the airways. Importantly, nebulisers can deposit the fine particles of medication in specific target areas of the airways in the lungs.

Nebulisers are commonly applied in the treatment of lung diseases and severe respiratory conditions, such as asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), emphysema, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

When purchasing a nebuliser, you should consider the size of the particles produced by a nebuliser as well as the state of the lungs and the breathing pattern of the user. The size of the nebulised particles is important for the nebulised medicines to penetrate the lungs into a sufficient depth.

Breathing in (i.e. Inhaling) nebulised medication has many therapeutic advantages, including a rapid onset of action of the inhaled drugs and a targeted delivery to the correct parts of the airways. Additionally, and importantly, as the nebulised drugs are in much smaller doses, when compared to drugs taken orally, there could be fewer side effects without compromise to therapeutic efficacy. Many people undergo inhalation therapy several times daily, hence, the reduction in side effects is very important.

There are two types of commonly used nebulisers:

  1. Compressor Nebulisers = Piston Nebulisers
  2. Ultrasonic Nebulisers = Aerosonic Nebulisers

In this section you can find a broad selection of quality compressor nebulisers.

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