A nebulizer is a drug delivery machine which converts liquid medicine into aerosol droplets that can easily be inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask.
Nebulizers are primarily used in the treatment of asthma, COPD, and other breathing problems. However, it is also used for severe cases of nasal and chest congestion as it provides immediate relief by the opening of airways.
Reference: Boe J et al (2001). European Respiratory Society Guidelines on the use of nebulizers. Eur Respir J. 18(1):228-42.
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