What is a nebulizer?

A nebulizer changes liquid medicine into fine droplets (in aerosol or mist form) that are inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask. Nebulizers can be used to deliver many types of medicines.

A nebulizer might be used instead of other inhalers. A nebulizer is powered by a compressed air machine and plugs into an electrical outlet.

Nebulizer care guidelines

Your home care company will show you how to use the nebulizer. You will need the following supplies to give the nebulizer treatment:

  • Air compressor
  • Nebulizer cup
  • Mask or mouthpiece