Aerobika/nebulizer cleaning question

Posted by terryb1 @128128terry11t, Sep 2, 2017

I should be doing my aerobika/nebulizer twice a day but have only been doing it once. If I do it twice, I have a question: do you clean/rinse the aerobika and nebulizer after the first treatment of the day or do you simply rinse under regular warm water after the first treatment and do the cleaning/rinsing after the second or final treatment of the day? Must you rinse with distilled water? I guess another question is how long the bacteria live if not in water/soil but simply on the equipment that we use. We all have so many questions. Thanks. Terry

@kaystrand

128 Terry
isn’t the bacteria on your equipment your own bacteria? You already have that right? I wash my Aerobika once a week but I only blow into it as I don’t use a nebulizer with it. It will be great to see some answers on here to your questions.
Wonder if someone can please answer how long MAC bacteria live if not in water. I read cold germs last 12 hours but I think MAC is different.
KayS

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@128128terry11t One said twice a day. One said once a day. I chose to listen to the once a day. I figure if I have to do it twice a day compliance would be a real problem and I would end up doing it not at all. One of my doctors is very specific and dogmatic about GERD, breathing, and other rules so I take what she says with a grain of salt. I’m not willing to spend my entire day on this stuff. Maybe if I was feeling bad or coughing a lot but not at this stage.

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@kaystrand

128 Terry
isn’t the bacteria on your equipment your own bacteria? You already have that right? I wash my Aerobika once a week but I only blow into it as I don’t use a nebulizer with it. It will be great to see some answers on here to your questions.
Wonder if someone can please answer how long MAC bacteria live if not in water. I read cold germs last 12 hours but I think MAC is different.
KayS

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Jen
I hardly use the Aerobika and my doc said that doing lung clearance for me doesn’t do anything as I cough up zero most days. I have bad Post Nasal Drip and that runs down my throats and makes me throat clear, but it’s not from my lungs. Yellow stuff seems to be from my nose that gets in my throat. My nose runs all the time, I use the Mayo drops and get some relief.

Sometimes I feel like I must have reflux as I have the symptoms of silent but Mayo gave me the 24 hour study and said no. So I go with that.

I’m feeling gone d and thanks for the stomach wishes. I’m better but I’m sure my guts a bit screwy too. I was having yeast infections and they are gone now. Took a full month. It’s nice to be on an antibiotic vacation right? Hope it’s a permanent one 🙂

Send questions to 128128Terry and me. We are compiling them and will attempt to get 2 microbiologists who work w MAC to answer some of the crazy questions. Send me questions on email if you would. Thanks
Later, Kay

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@kaystrand

128 Terry
isn’t the bacteria on your equipment your own bacteria? You already have that right? I wash my Aerobika once a week but I only blow into it as I don’t use a nebulizer with it. It will be great to see some answers on here to your questions.
Wonder if someone can please answer how long MAC bacteria live if not in water. I read cold germs last 12 hours but I think MAC is different.
KayS

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I know EXACTLY what you mean. One doctor told me that it would only be “marginally better” if I did it twice a day and the other was much more insistent. I am listening to the former as well. Thanks. Terry

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