The medicine can be given over a longer period
It may be easier to use for small children or for people
who have serious difficulty breathing or have trouble using an
A nebulizer uses a face mask or mouthpiece to deliver medicine in
the form of a fine mist (aerosol). You breathe in the nebulized medicine
face mask. The mouthpiece or face mask needs to be cleaned after each
At 14, Alyssa Flanagan’s asthma symptoms all but disappeared.
Since the age of 4, she had been hospitalized a few times each year -- once
in the intensive care unit - when her colds turned into coughing, wheezy
pneumonias. Asthma loomed large in her life.
“The simplest explanation is that I’ve outgrown it, or for some reason,
there was an immune trigger that’s not present anymore,” says Flanagan, now a
30-year-old medical resident at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Flanagan says she’s...