Discover the Benefits of Nebulizer Treatments to Protect Your Airways
From working to living conditions, it’s safe to say the COVID pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives. Between face masks and avoiding crowded areas, our behaviour has been altered for the foreseeable future. Amid all the changes, one positive consequence has been the renewed focus put on the routine care of our respiratory system, a must when it comes to protecting yourself from foreign bodies like viruses and bacteria or even pollen and smoke. Simply put, you can strengthen your natural barrier from the comfort of your own home, which can go a long way in protecting you and your loved ones in the future.
Taking Care of Your Mucous Membrane
A great way to protect your airways is by using a nebulizer for daily saline inhalations. A clinical study from 2004 shows that after only 6 min of isotonic saline inhalation, the amount of exhaled bioaerosols by 'high-producing' individuals was reduced by 72% for a period up to 6 hours after nebulisation (ref. Edwards D.A, 2004).
But how exactly do daily saline inhalations work? The respiratory system is lined with a mucous membrane that, as its name suggests, secretes mucus that traps foreign bodies like viruses and bacteria in the nose and trachea before expelling them with the help of hairlike structures called cilia. However, cold or arid conditions tend to dry out the mucous layer, affecting its functionality and increasing the risk of intruders that cause diseases.
Fortunately, there’s a simple element that has been known to improve these effects on the respiratory tract: isotonic saline aerosols. Studies with isotonic saline solution suggest that using a nebulizer with a saline solution helps to optimise the effectiveness of the airway-lining fluid. This leads to a reduction of exhalated aerosols (ref. Edwards D.A, 2004)
The Benefits of Nebulized Saline Treatment
OMRON Nebulizers provide a reliable inhalation device for applying saline solution treatment. By turning saline solution into a fine mist of droplets which travel through the respiratory system, they support the optimisation of the effectiveness of the mucous membrane, allowing it to achieve its full potential as a natural protective barrier. Inhaling through OMRON nebulizers you deliver the isotonic saline solution (0.9%NaCl solution) directly to where humidification is needed: into your airways.
The pros of owning a device for daily saline inhalations are plenty. Besides being a natural treatment, it has no side effects. Furthermore, it can be used by people of all ages, meaning that anybody in your household can reap its benefits, from pregnant women and nursing mothers to small children and young adults.
In light of Covid 19 there's never been a better time to strengthen your respiratory system and it all starts with optimising the natural protective function of your airways. Even though further research is necessary, the clinical study cited before shows that nebulization treatment with isotonic saline solutions can reduce the exhalation of bioaerosols, which might suggest that this can contribute to reducing the risk of viral spreading in COVID19 patients.