Anyone have any nebulizer recommendations?

Posted by marlin @marlin, Nov 3, 2021

Does anyone have any nebulizer recommendations. Would like something compact and easy to clean. Also any online sites that people recommend to get your supplies such as nebulizer and saline vials from? briefly looking it seems like there are a lot of options and they are fairly inexpensive.

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@becleartoday

I love the Innospire go but it is very sensitive. If it leaks the contacts get wet and it turns off. The fix for this is to clean the top piece by boiling it (removing salt buildup) and plug in the base. Then it works again. However, I found that it continued to leak and have sent mine back. The problem is I absolutely love it! It’s quiet and fast. Perfect.

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@becleartoday Yes, I also had problems with my Innospire Go and it only lasted about a year but I'm still going to get another one because I couldn't believe how fast it was. And just yesterday I got my new ProNebu nebulizer and spotted one little sentence that said "do not use any medicines in powder form (even if dissolved)" and I had JUST dissolved a glutathione capsule into my saline which I now believe probably broke the Innospire. That's what I get for not reading every piece of the instructions. I also have liquid glutathione for the nebulizer and I go back and forth so now I'll use the capsules only with "desktop" nebulizer (as I call it) or as @sueinnm calls it the "slow and go". And I use just plain 7% saline without the glutathione some days but what I've found is at the glutathione makes my low grade inflammation go away for the period of time I'm using it. Nan

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@nannette

@becleartoday Yes, I also had problems with my Innospire Go and it only lasted about a year but I'm still going to get another one because I couldn't believe how fast it was. And just yesterday I got my new ProNebu nebulizer and spotted one little sentence that said "do not use any medicines in powder form (even if dissolved)" and I had JUST dissolved a glutathione capsule into my saline which I now believe probably broke the Innospire. That's what I get for not reading every piece of the instructions. I also have liquid glutathione for the nebulizer and I go back and forth so now I'll use the capsules only with "desktop" nebulizer (as I call it) or as @sueinnm calls it the "slow and go". And I use just plain 7% saline without the glutathione some days but what I've found is at the glutathione makes my low grade inflammation go away for the period of time I'm using it. Nan

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Nanette, that sounds like a great plan!

Best,
Linda Esposito

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@nannette

@sueinmn I did contact the company and the guy I talked to on the phone said they were hoping to get them in a week or two but who knows. And after reading that article, I also ordered the ProNebu while waiting on the Inspire Go. It was a great price. Nan

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@nannette You can go to the company's (Phillips) website and get on their contact list to let you know when the Innospire Go is available. I also ordered the ProNebu 2 weeks ago and it still has not been shipped. There is an issue in China causing the delay. If someone needs a portable mesh nebulizer right away I would get another brand. Bill

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This mesh nebulizer is almost silent, powered with AA batteries or USB and affordable. Highly rated on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095RZDJJD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_Y71194MG2828H7B4B0SG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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@macheese

This mesh nebulizer is almost silent, powered with AA batteries or USB and affordable. Highly rated on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095RZDJJD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_Y71194MG2828H7B4B0SG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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Lyle, do you personally use it? The nebulizers like this, sold on Amazon or in other non-medical setting, generally have a very short life, and/or clog from 7% saline or any other medicine except standard liquid albuterol.

After 40 years of experience, I personally will not recommend any nebulizer unless my daughter or I have used it successfully AND it lasted more than a year.
Sue

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@sueinmn

Lyle, do you personally use it? The nebulizers like this, sold on Amazon or in other non-medical setting, generally have a very short life, and/or clog from 7% saline or any other medicine except standard liquid albuterol.

After 40 years of experience, I personally will not recommend any nebulizer unless my daughter or I have used it successfully AND it lasted more than a year.
Sue

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This is the nebulizer I use with 3 % saline. I've been using it for 4 months without any issues.

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