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Is there a difference between a nebulizer and inhaler?
Nebulizers. Nebulizers are electric- or battery-powered machines that turn liquid asthma medicine into a fine mist that's inhaled into the lungs. The user breathes in the mist through a mouthpiece or facemask. Nebulizers vary in size and shape, but can be a bit bulky and noisy and may need to be plugged in.
Does nebulizer work better than inhaler?
There is a common misconception that nebulizer therapy is a stronger treatment than an MDI. This is simply not true. Multiple studies have shown that patients receiving albuterol from an MDI/spacer combination do just as well as, if not better than, patients receiving nebulized albuterol. MDIs offer several advantages.
Is an asthma inhaler a nebuliser?
If you're having an asthma attack, you might be given medicine through a nebuliser in an ambulance or in hospital. A nebuliser is a machine that changes liquid medicine into a fine mist. This mist can then be breathed in through a facemask or mouthpiece.
What are nebulizers used for?
In medicine, a nebulizer or nebuliser (see spelling differences) is a drug delivery device used to administer medication in the form of a mist inhaled into the lungs. Nebulizers are commonly used for the treatment of asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD and other respiratory diseases or disorders.