In 2009, asthma was reported to affect about one in 10 children and one in 12 adults. Asthma is a leading
chronic illness among children and adolescents in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of school
absenteeism. The costs associated with asthma in the United States were estimated at $3,300 per person each
year from 2002 to 2007 in medical expenses, missed school and work days, and early deaths.
Nebulizers are often prescribed for asthma, as well as a variety of other respiratory ailments. They are
similar to asthma inhalers but are easier to use. This makes them more ideal for children, the elderly and
The information below will help you choose the nebulizer that is right for you.
What Type Of Nebulizer Is Right For You?
When choosing a nebulizer, you must first evaluate which type of unit will best serve your needs. There are
two types of nebulizers, a jet (compressor) unit or an ultrasonic unit. The difference between the two types