travel nebulizer

Posted by terryb1 @128128terry11t, Aug 22, 2017

A few months ago there were some emails about what to take and do when traveling. Someone from the NYC support group recommended the PariTrekS portable nebulizer. I ordered it from Just Nebulizers. When I ordered this I inquired at Just Nebulizers if this could be used with an aerobika. They referred me to Pari and its spokesperson could not definitively endorse their product with an aerobika. I got the same sense that Katherine always got that they didn’t want to recommend a competitor nor endorse something for fear of liability. In any case, it can operate as an efficient nebulizer with a small compressor for travel. I ordered mine with a battery. The battery (not really needed) came defective and neither Just Nebulizers or Pari would give me a refund. Pari will be sending a replacement but as mentioned, battery is really not necessary. Hope this is helpful for the travelers on our forum. Terry

I did as Katherine would have: I used it with the aerobika and it seemed fine! Terry

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@128128terry11t , I am looking into purchasing a travel nebulizer also. I am mainly looking to lighten the load weight-wise when I pack. I had read reviews on them and read that the plug-in kind was more reliable than the battery only ones.

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You don’t need to purchase the battery. I used it with an aerobika and it seemed to work fine. I cleaned both the aerobika and nebulizer in sudsy distilled water (not heated) and rinsed in distilled water while away. When I got home, I sterilized all immediately. I was delighted with my significantly lighter luggage. Terry

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@128128terry11t does yours plug in also?

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Yes. If you buy the battery (not necessary), you have both options. It was recommended by a gal connected with the NYC support group (recommended via email as I did not attend meeting). Terry

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@128128terry11t

You don’t need to purchase the battery. I used it with an aerobika and it seemed to work fine. I cleaned both the aerobika and nebulizer in sudsy distilled water (not heated) and rinsed in distilled water while away. When I got home, I sterilized all immediately. I was delighted with my significantly lighter luggage. Terry

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@128terry11t, Hello Terry. OMG, I purchased the same travel nebulizer that you did, and I LOVE it! I traveled out of state with it last weekend and used it in the car. It was nice to be able to do that in transit verses getting held up in the morning when trying to get out of the house. Plus, it nebulizes the medications so much quicker. Thank you for the recommendation.

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@128128terry11t

You don’t need to purchase the battery. I used it with an aerobika and it seemed to work fine. I cleaned both the aerobika and nebulizer in sudsy distilled water (not heated) and rinsed in distilled water while away. When I got home, I sterilized all immediately. I was delighted with my significantly lighter luggage. Terry

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Delighted that it worked out for you! Use it in good health. Terry

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@windwalker

@128terry11t, Hello Terry. OMG, I purchased the same travel nebulizer that you did, and I LOVE it! I traveled out of state with it last weekend and used it in the car. It was nice to be able to do that in transit verses getting held up in the morning when trying to get out of the house. Plus, it nebulizes the medications so much quicker. Thank you for the recommendation.

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Would you recommend the same nebulizer? Just got back from a trip and I really need to order a travel size. In addition, my grandson needs one for his meds so we're both looking.

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@tinaesims

Would you recommend the same nebulizer? Just got back from a trip and I really need to order a travel size. In addition, my grandson needs one for his meds so we're both looking.

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@tinaesims Hi. I am disappointed with my travel Pari Sport S. The plug that goes into the cigarette lighter died after one single use and Pari would not replace it. I bought one online through Amazon for $10.00. Pari wanted $30.00 to replace it. The Pari nebulizer just fizzled on me. It still runs, but I'd be sitting here for hours waiting for a vial to nebulize. Thankfully, my friend in Va (I am away from home right now) had a spare nebulizer she wasn't using. So, I borrowed it. The travel Nebulizer will get you through some trips though.

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The only nebulizer I use is my battery operated, hand held Omron. I’ve had it for years and it still works as though it’s brand new. I use 2 rechargeable batteries. I bought it on eBay at least 10 years ago! I can also plug it into my car’s cigarette lighter and have used it while driving. My saline solution takes about 20 minutes to nebulize. I haven’t tried boiling parts to disinfect. I rinse parts after each use in hot tap water. Once a week I nebulize vinegar and distilled water through it and soak the parts in the vinegar/distilled water solution before rinsing the parts in distilled water and air drying the parts.

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@windwalker

@tinaesims Hi. I am disappointed with my travel Pari Sport S. The plug that goes into the cigarette lighter died after one single use and Pari would not replace it. I bought one online through Amazon for $10.00. Pari wanted $30.00 to replace it. The Pari nebulizer just fizzled on me. It still runs, but I'd be sitting here for hours waiting for a vial to nebulize. Thankfully, my friend in Va (I am away from home right now) had a spare nebulizer she wasn't using. So, I borrowed it. The travel Nebulizer will get you through some trips though.

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Hi Terri @windwalker – Thank you for the update on the Pari Trek. With two of you on this thread experiencing problems with the device and Pari support, I'll keep looking, I need to replace my InnoSpire Mini portable neb. As it ages, it takes longer and longer to use.

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I'm so glad I asked. If anybody has a recommendation, please let us know! I plan on traveling since the last trip went well. I didn't use a nebulizer but only the aerobic. It was fine but in my head I feel better after nebulizing with saline. I'm actually delighted. I didn't think I'd be traveling while on the Big 3. My doctor just looked at me and asked why not?

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@tinaesims

I'm so glad I asked. If anybody has a recommendation, please let us know! I plan on traveling since the last trip went well. I didn't use a nebulizer but only the aerobic. It was fine but in my head I feel better after nebulizing with saline. I'm actually delighted. I didn't think I'd be traveling while on the Big 3. My doctor just looked at me and asked why not?

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@tinaesims Absolutely "Why not?" I just finished a year and a half or the Big 3, 6 months of it daily! We traveled and traveled, as well as wintering in our Texas home. I had to make some adjustments due to fatigue and some gastric issues, but otherwise we really enjoyed ourselves. I come from a long line of people on-the-go – my grandparents continued to travel in the '70s with serious heart disease and Parkinson disease, my parents with multiple health issues, my uncle with emphysema… We now live winters in a senior-ish community where nearly everyone has serious health challenges, but keeps on going anyway. Far better than sitting on the sidelines and feeling sorry for oneself! And portable nebs are definitely the way to go – my InnoSpire Mini was under $100 with battery (you have to search for a good price) and lasted about 3 years. If nobody comes up with an affordable alternative, I may just order another.
I forgot to say, when we travel, we carry a "cleaning kit" – a small storage container with dish soap, clean paper towels, and a bottle of peroxide for cleaning and sanitizing the neb parts, Aerobika, and husband's Acapela. The cleaning routine is part of our evening in the hotel.

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@sueinmn

@tinaesims Absolutely "Why not?" I just finished a year and a half or the Big 3, 6 months of it daily! We traveled and traveled, as well as wintering in our Texas home. I had to make some adjustments due to fatigue and some gastric issues, but otherwise we really enjoyed ourselves. I come from a long line of people on-the-go – my grandparents continued to travel in the '70s with serious heart disease and Parkinson disease, my parents with multiple health issues, my uncle with emphysema… We now live winters in a senior-ish community where nearly everyone has serious health challenges, but keeps on going anyway. Far better than sitting on the sidelines and feeling sorry for oneself! And portable nebs are definitely the way to go – my InnoSpire Mini was under $100 with battery (you have to search for a good price) and lasted about 3 years. If nobody comes up with an affordable alternative, I may just order another.
I forgot to say, when we travel, we carry a "cleaning kit" – a small storage container with dish soap, clean paper towels, and a bottle of peroxide for cleaning and sanitizing the neb parts, Aerobika, and husband's Acapela. The cleaning routine is part of our evening in the hotel.

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Love your attitude!

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@sueinmn

@tinaesims Absolutely "Why not?" I just finished a year and a half or the Big 3, 6 months of it daily! We traveled and traveled, as well as wintering in our Texas home. I had to make some adjustments due to fatigue and some gastric issues, but otherwise we really enjoyed ourselves. I come from a long line of people on-the-go – my grandparents continued to travel in the '70s with serious heart disease and Parkinson disease, my parents with multiple health issues, my uncle with emphysema… We now live winters in a senior-ish community where nearly everyone has serious health challenges, but keeps on going anyway. Far better than sitting on the sidelines and feeling sorry for oneself! And portable nebs are definitely the way to go – my InnoSpire Mini was under $100 with battery (you have to search for a good price) and lasted about 3 years. If nobody comes up with an affordable alternative, I may just order another.
I forgot to say, when we travel, we carry a "cleaning kit" – a small storage container with dish soap, clean paper towels, and a bottle of peroxide for cleaning and sanitizing the neb parts, Aerobika, and husband's Acapela. The cleaning routine is part of our evening in the hotel.

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I never thought about peroxide. I just bought vinegar and bottled water at the store when I got there. Peroxide is certainly light enough to take along.

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