Nebulizers, in most instances, have been shown to be no more effective than metered dose inhalers (mdis), when the mdi is used properly (used with a spacer
or facemask for a kiddo for maximum effectiveness).
Experiences show us, however, for young children
in shortness of breath, it is much easier to deliver acute relief medicine, e.g. Albuterol
, via nebulizer
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student