Normal Saline in a nebulizer? - page 2

I know this question probably belongs in pulmonary, but here goes: My question: in clinicals the other day a patient, 19yo (with mild asthma, on QVar inhaled 40mg bid ) said that when she has a cold... Read More

  1. by   DDdove
    What so you think of breathing in vapors from a pan of steamy water?
  2. by   carolmaccas66
    We do this all the time. U just mix in 2-3 mls NS with the medication & it helps distribute it further. Also we were taught that NS helps with tissue healing - the repiratory passages get irritated & damaged with coughing etc & also NS is cool so it helps soothe the airways.
  3. by   xtxrn
    I had RT tell me that it (plain NS without neb meds) can start laryngospasms. ???? I had mentioned about getting some of the NS unit doses at the pharmacy to have available at home . I had a neb machine and didn't really want the shakes from the albuterol. She (RT) said not a good idea... Hmm. :confused?
  4. by   xtxrn
    Ahhh.... resurrected from 2006