Woman using a nebuliser  

A nebuliser is a machine that creates a mist of medicine, which is then breathed in through a mask or mouthpiece.

They are more commonly used to give high doses of reliever medicine in an emergency situation, for example in hospital or a doctor's surgery, but are no more effective than an inhaler and spacer for treating most asthma attacks.

If you have your own nebuliser it is important to have it serviced regularly and keep it in good working order.

Read more about nebulisers, what they are, who needs one and how to get hold of one by downloading our factfile.

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