A nebulizer is a machine that converts certain medications from a liquid to a mist that can then be inhaled into a patient’s lungs. Its purpose is similar to that of an asthma inhaler, and often times it is used as an alternative to a metered dose inhaler (MDI). Generally those who require a nebulizer for treatment are those who do not use an inhaler effectively and thus do not get the most from their respiratory medication. It is estimated that 50% of people who use an inhaler do so without receiving the intended amount of medicine to their lungs. Due to the difficulty of using an MDI effectively, or upon a doctor’s recommendation, many people decide to use a nebulizer system, especially for children or older adults.
If you’ve decided that using a nebulizer for respiratory treatment is right for you or a loved one then you’ll probably want some guidance in finding the right one. There are several different nebulizer systems on the market today but all of them fall within a few basic categories with distinctive features.
Read more about nebulizers on the Angooor Blog.