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What is a nebulizer?

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A nebulizer changes medication from a liquid to a mist so that you can inhale it more easily into your lungs. Nebulizers come in home (tabletop) and portable models.

The devices are a very good way to give asthma medications to infants and small children and to anyone who has trouble using an asthma inhaler. It's also convenient to use a nebulizer when you need a large dose of an inhaled medication.

Nebulized therapy is often called a "breathing treatment."

From: Nebulizers: Home and Portable WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: ry of inhaled beta agonists by metered dose inhaler with spacer vs nebulizer in the treatment of acute asthma;" and "Use of Inhaled Asthma Medications."  "Tips to Remember: Traveling with allergies and asthma;" "Delive

Whatsit.org: "Nebulizers Fight Asthma."

portablenebulizers.org: "Portable nebulizers."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 8, 2018

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: ry of inhaled beta agonists by metered dose inhaler with spacer vs nebulizer in the treatment of acute asthma;" and "Use of Inhaled Asthma Medications."  "Tips to Remember: Traveling with allergies and asthma;" "Delive

Whatsit.org: "Nebulizers Fight Asthma."

portablenebulizers.org: "Portable nebulizers."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 8, 2018

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