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Nebulizers

How do i clean the Philips Respironics InnoSpire Go mask?

Wipe your mask clean with a clean damp cloth weekly or as needed.

Is the Philips Respironics InnoSpire Go battery replaceable?

No. It is sealed inside the device and is not replaceable.

Benefits of using the Sunset Healthcare Solutions Mini Mesh Nebulizer?

The Sunset Healthcare Mini Mesh Nebulizer delivers medication treatments quickly in approximately 10 minutes. The nebulizer is very small and portable, operating with 2 AA batteries or a USB. Easy to use with a nose piece or mouthpiece, it’s quiet operation doesn’t draw attention.

What medications can I use in the FLYP nebulizer?

Flyp has been FDA-cleared for use with any medication intended for a general-purpose nebulizer, such as albuterol, ipratropium bromide, cromolyn sodium, and budesonide, in addition to other medications.Flyp should not be used with hypertonic saline or medications that are indicated for use only with specific delivery devices.

How do I clean and disinfect my nebulizer mouthpiece and tubing?

You can use a mild unscented soap and water to clean your equipment after each use. It's recommended to do a deep cleaning on your equipment at least once a week.

Benefits of using the Omron Portable MicroAir Nebulizer?

The Omron Portable MicroAir Nebulizer is convenient, weighing only 6 ounces and fitting into the palm of your hand. The tubeless and cordless design makes it simple to use. The nebulizer delivers every drop of medication with one-touch button operation. The Omron MicroAir Nebulizer can run for approximately four hours with two AA batteries. Quiet and discreet, the device can be used at any angle, laying down or sitting.

What are the pros and cons of the different styles of nebulizers?

There are pros and cons with each nebulizer. We have outlined a few below.

What kind of medication can I use with my nebulizer?

Some very common medications include Albuterol, Atrovent, DuoNeb, Levalbuterol and Budesonide. Your doctor will prescribe which medications are right for you.

What illnesses do nebulizers treat?

While the nebulizer itself is the system that turns the medicine into mist for inhalation, it is actually the particular medication that treats your illness. The medications vary but for the most part are intended to treat asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, COPD and other respiratory ailments.

Do I need to breathe differently during my nebulizer treatment?

Every 4-6 breaths, take a deep slow breath and then hold it for about 5 seconds. This will allow the medicine to reach the deeper parts of the lung. The rest of the time, just breathe normally. If you are using a mouthpiece, be sure to inhale through your mouth and exhale either through the nose or mouth.

Where do I get the medication from? Can I get it here?

The medicine is usually bought at your local pharmacy. Check with your insurance and doctor for best options. We are not authorized to dispense this medicine.

Do nebulizers work better than inhaler pumps?

Unfortunately, many patients do not take their inhaler properly. Most of the medication usually ends up in the mouth instead of the lungs. However, there are spacer chambers available to help make sure you are not wasting your medicine and money. Nebulizers require much less coordination and the medication is dispensed over a longer period of time which allows for better distribution in the lungs.

Should I get a portable or a home compressor?

If you are always home to take your medication, a home compressor is sufficient. They are less expensive and work well. If you are away from home consistently and need to take your medicine throughout the day, a portable machine is an excellent option.

I still feel short of breath, should I take another treatment?

You should ask your doctor if it is ok to do so. Often, a patient ends treatment before all the medicine has nebulized which mean that the full dose is not being received. Treatment should only be stopped when all the mist is gone.

What do I do if my treatment time is taking longer than before?

Make sure all medication is gone before stopping treatment. You will notice that there is no more mist coming out. There are additional considerations to review for jet or ultrasonic nebulizers.

Is a nebulizer like an oxygen concentrator?

No, a nebulizer machine is intended to turn liquid medicine into a mist to be inhaled. The medication is usually to help open up and help clear the airways which allows air to flow in and out easier. An oxygen concentrator provides supplemental oxygen.

What is the difference between a jet nebulizer and ultrasonic nebulizer?

Jet nebulizers are the most common type of machines. They use an air compressor to generate enough air which goes through a short tube to a nebulizer cup. Ultrasonic nebulizers use ultrasonic waves which are extremely quiet. The soundwaves hit the liquid medicine and turn it into a mist to be inhaled.

What are the parts to a jet nebulizer?

There are several components to a jet nebulizer. They include a compressor, tubing, nebulizer cup, baffle or insert piece, mouthpiece, and aerosol mask.

Can you use an oxygen concentrator and nebulizer at the same time?
What are parts to an ultrasonic-mesh nebulizer?

The different components of an ultrasonic nebulizer include the mesh cap, mouthpiece, aerosol mask, and power source.

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