Disinfecting nebulizer

Posted by Jennifer @megan123, Sat, Jul 13 9:02am

just got off the big 3..woot woot…I have been sterilizing with vinegar…..Dr Falkingham suggests either alcohol or bleach to kill bacteria…he is not sure about vinegar…it appears that things are changing again as indicated by what National Jewish is also saying…I want to do it right, but there seems to be confkicypting info again. Lol…my u derstanding is that Mayo suggests vinegar..help…what is everyone doing?

I use 1 part vinegar to two parts distilled water.. I use it in the nebulizer for about two minutes then soak the parts in the vinegar/water solution for about 20 minutes. Finally, I rinse parts with distilled water and air dry. I only do this once a week. Other times I rinse parts with distilled water only.

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I soak every other in dish soap water then air dry. Weekly heat clean in microwave using a special bag provided by my daughter (ID specialty nurse.) Same with my airway clearance device. This was approved by my pulmonologist and ID doc. I was also instructed by respiratory therapy to replace neb parts and hoses every 3-6 months depending on frequency of use.

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I use cleaning strenth vinegar. It is stronger than reg vinegar. At the 2016 World NTM confetence in DC, it was stated that some mac strains are resistant to chlorine bleach. That is why so many swimming pools have mac in them. I would think alcohol would be good also.

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@esssbeee

I use 1 part vinegar to two parts distilled water.. I use it in the nebulizer for about two minutes then soak the parts in the vinegar/water solution for about 20 minutes. Finally, I rinse parts with distilled water and air dry. I only do this once a week. Other times I rinse parts with distilled water only.

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I clean with vinegar weekly soaking for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, and air dry. Daily, I wash win soapy water, rinse in warm water, and air dry.

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Do you get your neb supplies from insurance or buy your own. Every time I order supplies they send a mask along with the standard container and charge for it.

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@migizii

I clean with vinegar weekly soaking for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, and air dry. Daily, I wash win soapy water, rinse in warm water, and air dry.

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I put parts in bowl with dish soap and pour in boiling water, then rinse and air dry.

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I toss in baby bottle sterilizer with distilled water every day.

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@chattey2

Do you get your neb supplies from insurance or buy your own. Every time I order supplies they send a mask along with the standard container and charge for it.

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I buy my own on line. I had to look for a while but finally found the individual parts without the mask. NO cheaper than the prepackaged, but avoiding some non-biodegradable waste.

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@chattey2

Do you get your neb supplies from insurance or buy your own. Every time I order supplies they send a mask along with the standard container and charge for it.

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I go to our hospital medical supply. I do not buy the mask. They bill insurance and I pay a couple of bucks.

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@shooei

I toss in baby bottle sterilizer with distilled water every day.

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Do you put it in the microwave and if so, how long?

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I'm going to have to start using vinegar. I always put it in boiling water once a week.

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@sueinmn

I buy my own on line. I had to look for a while but finally found the individual parts without the mask. NO cheaper than the prepackaged, but avoiding some non-biodegradable waste.

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Where online

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I was told to put in dishwasher on top shelf

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@chattey2

Do you get your neb supplies from insurance or buy your own. Every time I order supplies they send a mask along with the standard container and charge for it.

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Chatty2, I buy my neb cup w/tube from a local medical pharmacy. They run me $3.00 a piece. My insurance doesn't pay for it, so I do.

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