Are Portable Nebulizers Effective?

Portable nebulizer machines are small devices that provide breathing treatment to patients with respiratory conditions. Traditional nebulizer machines are larger and they have to be hooked into an outlet while you use them. They are difficult to transport and can feel restricting.

With a small portable nebulizer, you can effectively treat your ailments with nebulized therapy no matter where you are, at any time. You will not have to worry about transporting a big bulky machine.

A lot of patients are skeptical about nebulizers because they prefer inhalers. But inhalers are only effective if you get an accurate dose every single time. And with an inhaler, it is too easy to lose medication and get less than you really need.

Not only are nebulizers more effective than inhalers, but they are also the most effective treatment for COPD, asthma, congestion, bronchitis, and more.

Read on to learn more about what makes them so effective.

What Are Portable Nebulizer Machines?

A portable nebulizer machine is a device that takes liquid medication and turns it into a mist that you breathe in through a mouthpiece or mask. It is portable because it does not require tubing or any type of air source.

Small portable nebulizers make it much easier to get your dose of medication at work, school, or anywhere on the go. The mouthpiece makes the device barely bigger than an inhaler. It is convenient for both kids and adults.

Plus, most devices come with a mouthpiece, plus two masks: one for kids and one for adults. These devices truly offer the most convenient options for nebulized therapy.

When you use a portable nebulizer machine, it will go directly into your lungs to relieve any respiratory symptoms you are having. Typically nebulized therapy will give you immediate relief.

What Makes The Nebulizer So Effective?

Nebulized therapy is extremely effective in treating a number of respiratory conditions. Especially when you compare it to an inhaler.

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They open up the airways in your lungs and help you to breathe better in just a matter of minutes. These are just a few of the best benefits of a portable nebulizer machine.

Mouthpiece Design

The mouthpiece on the portable nebulizer is more effective than an inhaler because of its design and method of use. When you use an inhaler you only get one chance to get the medication into your lungs.

It is nearly impossible to tell if you lost it or if you got it into your lungs, which means an inaccurate dosage of your necessary medication. But the mouthpiece on a portable nebulizer machine is larger and has a design that makes it hard to miss any medicine.

Easy To Use

These machines are portable and ready for you to take them anywhere. Because there are no tubes or air sources needed, you do not have to sit stationary while you use it, as you do with traditional nebulizers.

You can get effective breathing treatment at work, at your kids’ sports games, or while you are on vacation literally anywhere!


They offer you relief from your symptoms when you need breathing treatment the most. The efficient and advanced atomization provides the most adequate medication delivery to your lungs through a portable nebulizer whenever and wherever you need it.

No Residue

Handheld nebulizers are effective at delivering every last bit of your medication solution. It’s the effective atomization of nebulized therapy that ensures all the medication reaches your lungs.

How Does Nebulized Treatment Work?

Nebulizer treatment is very easy when you use a portable device! Because of its design, you don’t have to plug your nebulizer in anywhere. As long as you put the correct battery in the device, you can use it anywhere at any time.

When your device is loaded with the right batteries, you are ready to use your portable nebulizer. While it does take up more time than an inhaler, it works more effectively and still delivers your medication relatively quickly.

Follow these steps for quick, easy, and effective nebulized therapy.

  • Wash your hands. Then open the nebulizer cup on the top of the device and pour in your prescribed dose of medication or saline.
  • Install the mask (with the adaptor) or the mouthpiece.
  • Press the power button to turn the device on.
  • Breathe in the atomized mist until it’s finished. Be sure to keep a tight seal with the mask or mouthpiece over your face or mouth.
  • Power the device off when the medication is gone and the treatment is finished.
  • Lastly, you want to clean and disinfect your nebulizer. Follow these easy instructions below.
  • Remove the mouthpiece and any accessories.
  • Add 6ml of distilled water to the medicine chamber.
  • Run a full cycle through.
  • Shake out any remaining drops and allow the device to air dry.

You need to disinfect the nebulizer but add 2 to 3 drops of white vinegar and run a full cycle. After this solution is nebulized, run one more cycle of just distilled water. Wipe out the medicine cup with distilled water to ensure there is no vinegar residue left over.

Which Conditions Can I Use a Nebulizer For?

There are a number of respiratory conditions that you can use a nebulizer for. Your doctor will make recommendations based on your medical needs. You can use either a medication or a saline solution in our nebulizer device.

Be sure to talk to your doctor about your specific condition before using any medication or solutions. They will look at your medical history and determine the best course of treatment.


Allergies are a common annoyance for many people and can be seasonal or constant. A portable nebulizer machine provides immediate relief for your indoor, outdoor, allergic rhinitis, or seasonal allergies.


Asthma is a condition where specific triggers cause the airways to constrict and produce extra mucus, causing wheezing and difficulty breathing. Our small portable nebulizer is just slightly larger than the average inhaler, making it just as convenient to take on the go.


Bronchitis symptoms include cough, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, and excess mucus. With a portable nebulizer machine and a prescription for a liquid corticosteroid for your bronchitis, you can quickly and effectively get rid of the inflammation that is causing your breathing to be labored and shallow.


Chest congestion occurs when the mucus membranes in the airways go into overdrive and produce excess secretions; it is generally caused by a virus and can be a side effect of other illnesses. A portable nebulizer is one of the best treatment methods for chest congestion, head congestion, and nasal congestion.


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a common condition seen in people who have smoked for many years. This chronic respiratory disease is characterized by damaged lung tissues and exacerbations that can cause distress and constricted airways. Using nebulized therapy allows you to get an accurate dose of your COPD meds each time you use the nebulizer.


While symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe, sometimes breathing difficulties and pneumonia can manifest. Your doctor may recommend nebulized medications to help relieve symptoms. Portable nebulizers provide immediate relief from your COVID-19 and associated respiratory symptoms.


Croup is a common viral upper respiratory infection in younger children, causing swelling around the voicebox. The famous “barking” cough is characteristic of croup. If your child or infant has croup, our small portable nebulizer can help with their worst respiratory symptoms.


Pneumonia is an illness that causes fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. While a nebulizer can’t get rid of your pneumonia, it can help relieve your respiratory symptoms and get you back to breathing easier in no time.


Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a very contagious and common respiratory virus that hits young children the hardest. While mild cases manifest as cold symptoms, more serious cases cause significant inflammation in the small airways of the lungs. With even just one dose of nebulized RSV meds, you or your child will feel back to normal in no time.

How Can I Get a Portable Nebulizer?

While you generally do not need a prescription to get a nebulizer, your doctor may prescribe you a medication that they want you to nebulize. If they do prescribe you a nebulizer, you may be able to get it covered by insurance. This is something you want to ask your insurance company about.

Once you have your medication, or even before, you can purchase a portable nebulizer machine. Typically nebulizers will cost upwards of $50.00 but there are some portable nebulizers for under $50 that you can find online!

Sometimes you can even get one in your doctor or pediatrician’s office. Your doctor can make recommendations based on your specific health requirements. Once you have a device, you are ready to start treatment. Nebulized therapy offers instant relief from your breathing symptoms to help get you back to feeling normal.

What is the Best Portable Nebulizer?

The TruNeb™ portable nebulizer machine is truly the best portable nebulizer on the market. You can count on our device to give you an accurate and quick dose of your medications each time you need them.

The TruNeb™ turns your liquid medication into a mist that you breathe in, helping the meds to reach your lungs quicker, and giving you immediate relief when you need it most.

Plus, unlike traditional nebulizers that use an air source, the TruNeb™ quietly atomizes particles through vibrating mesh technology, delivering a quiet and comfortable treatment.

Our portable mesh nebulizer machine works for both kids and adults, making it easy for anyone who needs nebulized therapy.

If you’re not completely satisfied with your device, we will either send you a replacement or refund your money, guaranteed. Contact us for any inquiries.


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