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What are the different types of nebulizers?

What are the different types of nebulizers?

Different Types Of Nebulizers for various uses

 

1. Compressor Nebulizer

Benefits

– Easy to use, also suitable for children
– Almost all types of medication is supported
– Very reliable
– Cost-effective

Disadvantages

– Bulky
– Cleaning of many parts
– Can be noisy
– Require power outlet

2. Mesh Nebulizers

 

Benefits

– Portable
– Silent
– Operates at all angles
– Simple one-button operation

Disadvantages

– Relative high costs
– Thorough cleaning is required, especially the mesh element
3. Ultrasonic Nebulizers

 

Benefits

– Quiet and easy operation
– High output (‘nebulization rate’) ~ up to 10 times as compared to Compressor Nebulizer
Disadvantages

– More expensive than a Compressor Nebulizer
– Not possible to nebulize suspensions (e.g. Pulmicort) and medications with higher viscosity
– Some medications (e.g. antibiotics), may change in quality, due to high ultrasonic energy
– Requires AC power
– In addition to the medication, water is required for cooling