Nebulizer Vs. Humidifier: Which Should You Choose?

By Cozy-Indoor-Team •  Updated: 01/21/23 •  4 min read

Both nebulizers and humidifiers work by taking in water or a liquid and converting it into a mist. Nebulizers, Vaporizers, and humidifiers are all used for aerosol therapy—a treatment for respiratory ailments such as asthma, COPD, bronchitis, and more.

While the working mechanism of these gadgets is quite similar, they are used for different purposes. In this post, I’ll discuss these gadgets, their pros and cons, and their differences. Enjoy.


Mesh Nebulizer

Types of Nebulizers

There are three types of nebulizers available:

Pros of Nebulizers

Cons of Nebulizers



Types of Humidifiers

Humidifiers can be categorized under three main types available. These are:

Pros of Humidifiers

Cons of Humidifiers

Nebulizer vs. Humidifier

Nebulizers and humidifiers can both add moisture to the air. However, a nebulizer turns medication into a mist or aerosol that patients can inhale, while a humidifier adds moisture to improve the humidity.

Nebulizers are great for people with respiratory problems to deliver a quick form of help in case of difficulty breathing.

Humidifiers are great for adding moisture into the air, preventing irritation and discomfort associated with dry air, such as skin irritations, cracked lips, and more.


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