Home Care: A nebulizer is a piece of medical equipment that a person with asthma or another respiratory condition can use to administer the medication directly to the lungs quickly.
A nebulizer turns liquid medication into a mist that is inhaled through a mouthpiece or facemask. Taking medication this way allows it to go straight into the lungs.
If you have any one of these conditions a nebulizer might be for you.
If you suffer from one of these disorders a doctor may prescribe a nebulizer for you.
. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
. cystic fibrosis
If you have a child a doctor may prescribe a nebulizer for a respiratory infection.