License: Creative Commons - Attribution Author: Lisa Zins
This picture is for the group Macro Mondays and this week the theme is "Perfect Match".
This is both ends of the tubing that connects to my nebulizer and nebulizer cup. Albuterol (liquid ventolin) is put into the cup and then one end of the tube is attached to the bottom of the cup and the other end is attached to the nebulizer machine. When it is turned on, the air from the nebulizer (which is basically an air compressor) is forced through the tubing and turns the liquid in the cup into a fine mist that is inhaled. There is a number of liquid medications that can be used in a nebulizer for the treatment of lung diseases.
People with Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis and COPD (Emphysema and Bronchitis) use this type of treatment to get the medication deeper into their lungs which hopefully helps to make breathing easier.
(Every Breath You Take - The Police)