Where do you load the inhalation solution?
You may have already figured this out by this time, but figured that others could have the same question. Here's a simplified explanation on how to assemble and use the nebulizer. I apologize if the explanation sounds patronizing. I'm not sure of what you may or may not understand about the nebulizer, so I'm explaining as though you don't understand it. I'd rather someone explain something in a patronizing way, than assume I have knowledge that I actually don't. At least with the former, it's easier for me to ensure my questions are answered. I also apologize for my ADHD. It often cause me to write much more than is necessary or overexplain things.
There should be two pieces that screw together to make the reservoir.
Piece #1 is the male side/bottom side and may or may not have a green cone inside. If not, there are still a plastic piece inside that forms a cone shape. This side should also have a small plastic cylinder shape on the bottom. This is where one side of the supply tube should be attached.
Piece #2 is the female side and has a larger cylinder shape on the top. When the piece is turned on its side, it sort of resembles a flashlight. This is what the breathing apparatus is attached to. You attach the tee adapter to the tube side of it. Then you attach the mouthpiece to whichever of the tee sides it fits best. Once this is all assembled, attach the other end of the supply tube to the nebulizer.
Now, back to your question. Open the reservoir, pour the solution into Piece #1, then screw Piece #2 back on. It should only take a second or two for the steam to begin flowing through the breathing apparatus once you turn the nebulizer on. Also make sure the the supply tube is attached securely to both the nebulizer and the reservoir so it doesn't pop off. Now you're ready to begin.
If you start coughing during treatment, that's fine. Don't remove it from your mouth or stop treatment. My mom was my son's pediatric nurse and trained us on its use. She said that if you start coughing during treatment, that actually helps you to inhale even more of the solution which is beneficial..
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