Anyone who knows someone with severe asthma might recognize a nebulizing machine. If not, the device is likely a complete mystery.
A nebulizer is a device that delivers a mist of medicine that’s easily inhaled into the lungs. Nebulizers have been used for respiratory illnesses such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and even cystic fibrosis for decades. They have proved an efficient way to administer medication to the body without irritating the lungs and throat.
“Nebulizing is a process where an aqueous medication (liquid, usually water-based) is aerosolized by bubbling air or oxygen through it, so that a patient can breathe it in,” explains Dr. Jordan Tishler, a Harvard-trained physician and cannabis therapeutics specialist who is also president of the Association of Cannabis Specialists and CEO at inhaleMD, a patient-focused clinical practice