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A doctor from the Mayo Clinic explains how to use different types of inhalers.

When very young children are diagnosed with asthma, they may be told to use a nebulizer. Nebulizers are sometimes called breathing machines. They turn liquid medicine into a mist. They help get the medicine into the body if the child with asthma is not able to use an inhaler properly. Nebulizers are used during severe asthma attacks as well.

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