Nebulizers are most often used by children and elderly people who can’t hold their breath long enough for an inhaler to be effective. A nebulizer turns liquid medication into a mist form for easy inhalation. The medicine, typically an asthma medication, is poured into the chamber of the mouthpiece and a tube is connected from the mouthpiece to the nebulizer machine.

A nebulizer is a machine used to administer medication that helps loosen mucus in the lungs. Breathing becomes easier because the medication relaxes the airway muscles. Receiving medication through a nebulizer allows the medication to go straight to the lungs so the medication can work faster. Asthma sufferers commonly use a nebulizer.