Nebulizers are small devices sometimes used to deliver medications directly into the lungs in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Nebulizers can be used with a wide variety of medications, including bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and antibiotics.
A nebulizer consists of a machine that generates mist, a cup for holding liquid medicine, and a mouthpiece through which the medicine is breathed. Some nebulizers may have a hose through which the medicine and mist are conveyed to the mouthpiece.
There are two main types of nebulizers. Most nebulizers utilize air compressors to create the mist that delivers the medication. Ultrasonic nebulizers a... read more