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Living Dangerously - Nebulizer Cleaning

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: May 12 11:41pm | Replies (137)

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Innospire user manual says either to boil — which I find to be a drag — OR use "a disinfectant of the Gluteraldehyde group," giving the example of "Korsolex Extra, 4%" which seems hard to acquire since it's a specialized medical product. Is there any reason I can't use alcohol or industrial strength vinegar on the Innospire, same as my Aerobika? (Also: do I really need to rinse with sterilized water instead of tap water?)
Thanks for any advice!

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@tatilove you will see that I have moved your post into an existing discussion on nebulizer cleaning. There have been several members like @thumperguy @sueinmn @hauoli and @greentree who have been discussion this topic and feel they could share some additional information with you.

How long have you had your Innospire?

Hello, and welcome to the Mayo Connect community. We are people living with a wide variety of diseases and conditions, who try to help one another along the way. We each strive to be informed medical consumers, and our own best advocates in our care. We are not medical professionals, so not able to provide medical advice. We can tell you what has worked for us (or not) and provide you with information and conversation about your question.

As you can see in this discussion, this is a topic of great interest to all of us as we try to stay healthy. My program is pretty simple, and I use it for my nebulizer parts, Aerobika vibratory device and my inhalers and spacer. I described it here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-dangerously/?pg=9#comment-615922

I will just add that for my daily rinse after use, I use very hot tap water and air dry. This has been my routine for a couple of years, with only one minor exacerbation 2 weeks age.

Other people, especially those who have frequent flares, may have a more conservative approach.

A couple final questions, which Innospire are you using, and do you currently have an active infection?

Sue

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