What is a hand-held nebulizer?

A small hand-held nebulizer, powered by an air compressor, has been prescribed by your doctor to deliver medicines and moisture to your child's air passages. The medicines and moisture help control your child's respiratory symptoms (such as wheezing) and help loosen secretions in the lungs.


The instructions in this article will help you correctly perform the procedure and operate the equipment safely. Your healthcare provider will tell you how often you need to perform this treatment.