A nebulizer provides the same basic function as an asthma inhaler, though many find it easier to use and more relaxing. A nebulizer is easier to use for children, the elderly, the sick and those in the midst of an asthma attack as they do not require hand-breath coordination.
A nebulizer, because it gets the medication into your lungs quickly, is considered much faster acting that taking oral medication. Also, a nebulizer is incredibly efficient in getting the medication to you. In this way, it is considered by some a better alternative to inhalers and oral medication.
Nebulizers are beneficial for virtually anyone with a chronic respiratory affliction, such as the following:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Chronic Lung Disease
- Cold and Flu Treatment
This is not a complete list, as most any respiratory illness may be treated with a nebulizer, though don’t get too crazy. You should always read the warning labels and consult a physician who is aware of your medical history before treating an illness with a nebulizer.