What Conditions Can Nebulizers Treat?

What Conditions Can Nebulizers Treat?
January 27, 2020 by AireHealth

If you have a chronic respiratory condition, it’s likely that you require medication to help ease your symptoms and keep you feeling well. Similar to inhalers, nebulizers are drug-delivery devices that distribute breathable medicines into your body. 

However, unlike an inhaler, which requires a specific technique for it to be effective, a nebulizer is very simple to use. Nebulizers convert your medication into a breathable mist—so all you have to do is breathe as normal to complete your treatment.




Nebulizers can be used to treat your asthma with daily maintenance medication or to deliver life-saving medications when you experience an asthma attack. Commonly used asthma medications often used with a nebulizer are inhaled corticosteroids. Inhaled corticosteroids help to reduce inflammation in the airways and reduce symptoms of breathlessness and chest tightness. Using a nebulizer to take your maintenance medication daily can help to prevent asthma symptoms from flaring up and asthma attacks from occurring. 


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes symptoms such as breathing difficulty, coughing, and wheezing. COPD treatments often require daily nebulizer treatments with corticosteroids, anticholinergics, and beta-agonists. Nebulizers enable you to distribute a combination of these medicines all at once, making it a convenient and easy way to complete your treatment. Daily nebulizer treatments can help to significantly improve symptoms of COPD and drastically improve your quality of life. 


Managing cystic fibrosis (CF) often requires several inhaled medications to be used in combination with each other in order to increase the function of the lungs. A nebulizer is an invaluable medical device for patients who require several medicines in treatment. Patients with CF typically require bronchodilators, hypertonic saline, steroids, and antibiotics. It’s also important to note that using a nebulizer that can be easily cleaned and disinfected is crucial for patients suffering from CF, as they are much more susceptible to germs. Vibrating mesh nebulizers are perfect for this, as they do not include tubes and challenging to clean components. 


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No one is immune to respiratory infections, especially during flu season. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and anyone who is immunosuppressed could find themselves with a respiratory infection that requires treatment with a nebulizer. Nebulizers are useful because they can deliver antibiotics straight to the lungs, helping your body to fight infection quickly. They’re also simple to use, making the treatment of young children and the elderly comfortable and straightforward.


Bronchitis is an inflammation of the the bronchial tubes, which are the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that can produce mucus, as well as shortness of breath, chest tightness, and a fever. Fortunately, bronchitis symptoms can be treated with a nebulizer by inhaling albuterol to help dilate your bronchial tubes. As the inflammation in your airways is reduced, it becomes much easier to breathe and provides relief from the exacerbating symptoms.


If you’re suffering from breathing problems and have been diagnosed with a respiratory condition, discuss your treatment options with your healthcare provider. Portable nebulizers are a convenient and effective way to treat many respiratory illnesses and can help you keep your symptoms under control. At AireHealth, we offer an innovative nebulizer product that can meet your needs—whether you require a compact and portable nebulizer that you can use on-the-go, or an app-connected nebulizer that integrates with your smart phone and helps you track your treatment—we’ve got you covered.