Mesh Nebulizer Versus Jet Nebulizer—Which One is Better?

Mesh Nebulizer Versus Jet Nebulizer—Which One is Better?
November 04, 2019 by AireHealth

Did you know that not all nebulizers are created equal? In fact, there are distinct differences between the ways that some nebulizers work. This week, we’re discussing mesh nebulizers versus jet nebulizers, and how each one helps to deliver your respiratory medication.

What Is a Jet Nebulizer?

When you think about a traditional nebulizer product with many tubes and parts, you’re probably picturing a jet nebulizer. Jet nebulizers have been around for a long time, and are one of the most commonly used nebulizer products. They work by using a compressor to turn liquid medicine into a fine mist that can be easily inhaled. 

Jet nebulizers tend to be cumbersome and loud when in use —making it difficult to take your medication on-the-go. However, in comparison to metered-dose inhalers, they are cost-effective for people who need to take medication daily. 

What is a Mesh Nebulizer?

Mesh nebulizers are the newest innovation of nebulizer product to the market. They use a mesh cap with tiny holes to help dispense medication into consistent particle sizes that can be easily and comfortably inhaled. 

Almost entirely silent, modern mesh nebulizers are also small and compact and enable you to complete your treatment in as little as 7 minutes. They are also often battery operated, giving patients the freedom to complete their respiratory treatment when they’re on-the-go. 


The answer to this is highly dependent on your individual circumstances, as well as your wants and needs; however, various studies show that mesh nebulizers enable patients to achieve shorter treatment times, increased treatment efficiency, and produce less waste than other drug delivery products. 

Due to their lightweight and speedy treatment time, they are especially beneficial for school-aged children, who often find their respiratory treatment boring. Similarly, adults with a busy lifestyle who need regular respiratory treatment can use a portable nebulizer discreetly and effectively at any time of the day. 

For more information about AireHealth’s connected-portable nebulizer and how it can improve your respiratory treatment, click here.

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