A Nebuliser is a machine that helps you to inhale a medicine as a fine mist through a mask or a mouthpiece, helping to get the prescribed drug into your lungs.
A standard air compressor nebuliser comes in four parts:
- An air compressor (the nebuliser machine)
- A small plastic container (the nebuliser chamber)
- A length of tubing
- A face mask or mouthpiece interface
The compressor forces air through liquid medicine that sits in the nebuliser chamber. This turns the liquid medicine into a fine mist. The mist is inhaled via the face mask or mouthpiece.