Nebulizers are an example of extremely efficient drug delivery system for administering various essential drugs directly to the lungs. The administration of drugs directly to the lungs can come in extremely handy for people who suffer from any of the number of health conditions that makes normal inhalation impossible. The nebulizers offer an easy and effective alternative to the doctors and healthcare experts to administer medication in patients suffering from asthma, chronic obstruction of the pulmonary tract, cystic fibrosis, or emphysema.
They help doctors in administering essential and relief providing medications to infants and toddlers suffering from a blocked pulmonary tract. The nebulizers need no extra efforts on the part of the users to supply the medication to the lungs. The patients only need to breathe in a normal fashion until the medication is gone. This simple procedure and the effectiveness of the nebulizers have made them so very popular among people suffering with blocked or chocked airways. In fact, nebulizers have become way more popular than the metered dose inhalers or dry powdered inhalers.
The latest nebulizers are available to the patients in three major variants depending on the technology used to convert the liquid medication into a fine mist or aerosol. The aerosol or mist form of the medication is far more effective than the liquid medication for providing relief to the patient. The first type is the ultrasonic nebulizer, which do not have the need for the mixture of saline mix with the medication. The ultrasonic nebulizers use battery-operated compressor to aerosolize the medication. The ultrasonic nebulizers are extremely compact and portable producing much less noise compared to the other machines. This type of nebulizer is more efficient and faster compared to the other types of nebulizers.
Jet nebulizers use compressed air to provide a fine mist from the liquid medication. Air passes through a tube from the compressor and into a plastic cup, which holds liquid medication. The older models of the jet nebulizers are bigger in size and produce considerable amount of noise. Moreover, some of the models require electricity to work and these are not suitable for travel. However, the latest models are more compact and produce lower noise levels. The jet nebulizers cost less expensive compared to the other types of nebulizers and are easier to use, as well.