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A nebulizer is a small machine that creates a mist out of liquid medication, allowing for quicker and easier absorption of medication into the lungs. Typically, nebulizers come in both electric or battery-run versions, and are either portable or meant to sit on a table and plug into a wall.[1]

It is also used for the patients with runny nose or nasal stroke. A nebulizer delivers liquid medication via pressurized air. While individuals with asthma typically use both nebulizers and inhalers, occasionally, a nebulizer may be easier to use — especially when it comes to young children who may not have the proper technique for an inhaler.

A nebulizer is helpful for a variety of conditions, including:

Types of nebulizers[change | change source]

There are three main types of nebulizers:[2]

  • Jet nebulizers make an aerosol out of medications using a compressed gas (like air). These are the most common type of nebulizers.
  • Ultrasonic nebulizers make an aerosol via high-frequency vibrations. These are more commonly used in hospitals and typically are not for personal use.
  • Mesh nebulizers use a mesh cap with tiny holes that help dispense medication in a very efficient way. These nebulizers are newer and often more effective than jet nebulizers.

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