Approximately 26 million Americans each year report having asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This number is made up of 20 million adults and 6 million children under 18 years old.
Asthma affects patients every day, but is a manageable condition with an appropriate asthma action plan, network of care providers, and the right medications/inhalers. However, some patients may need a nebulizer to help receive asthma medications.
At Synergy Immediate Care, we’re here to help you understand the nature of nebulizer treatments and when you should schedule an appointment for your child/family member.
What exactly is a nebulizer?
A nebulizer is a medical device that changes liquid medication to a mist form, so patients that have trouble with inhalers can get their necessary medications.
The types of patients that are likely to need a nebulizer include:
- Small children and infants that have asthma
- Any child or adult that has difficulty using an inhaler
- Patients with significant/severe asthma with breathing difficulty
A nebulizer is a medical device with several critical components including an air compressor, mask, tubing, and nebulizer cup on top of medication. Patients that require a nebulizer need to first get a prescription from a doctor before use.
When and where should you get nebulizer treatments in Tysons, Virginia?
If your child or family member has significant asthma treatment needs, or your primary care provider recommended it, get your nebulizer treatments at Synergy Immediate Care.
Unlike traditional medical facilities, Synergy Immediate Care can administer nebulizer treatment in just a few minutes at our walk-in clinic. Patients can come in without an appointment and get their treatment on the same day as their visit.
Both primary care and urgent care staff at Synergy can help get you nebulizer treatments whenever you need them. Patients that want more information can always call us at 703-942-5331 or visit our facility at
1980 Gallows Rd, Ste 100 in Tysons, VA.
Any patient that would like to schedule an appointment in advance may do so online or by calling us.