can you suggest a good travel portable nebulizer . There are so many online, mash type, jet type, you name it, that it's hard to buy one without asking one of you who actually used it. Thank you.
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Until they discontinued it, I used the Philips Inspire Go. Since that's gone, I'm thinking seriously about the Pari eflow (ghastly expensive) but when I think about what college cost and that I need it for the rest of my life, it's tempting.
I also saw the Aura Portable at Save Rite Medical online.
There's a compressor based by Pari but I've read it v e r y slow.
I've also read that the mesh handheld portables don't deliver saline deep enough in the lungs so you might not get the same benefit as a compressor based. Apparently, the Pari eflow is an exception, people love it.
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Thank you and yes Pari eflow is expensive. I use Ombra compressor at home but thought it would be convenient to have a portable nebulizer for short trips. I did not know that those portable mesh nebulizers do not deliver meds deep- I really do not think I would use one on a regular basis anyway. Thank you for sharing.
I use a Pari trek s at home and for travel. It has been reliable. I nebulize 3 ml in around 15 minutes. One thing I would say is I do NOT recommend the Omron portable mesh device. Highly unreliable. It had a mind of its own. And the cleaning was rather fiddly as well. Certainly not what you need when traveling.
Thank you. I bought avexmed portable mesh nebuluzer just to have something in my purse. It was ranked number one as most often purchased but well it depends who does the survey. It is battery and usb powered. But I will buy pari trek s by you recommendation and by the rating. At home I use omron with aeroeclipse but it about 3 lb. So thank you again for responding because when you look online there are so many and all are “the best” according to a seller.
I too, am looking at the Pari portable.
My home nebulizer is a Pari. It was the most expensive, but has lasted about 12 years. I have replaced the tubes and mouthpieces.
Thanks for the other suggestions ..will do a little more research.
I'm guessing you did not buy from a medical supply, but rather Amazon or similar.
It is my opinion the inexpensive handheld mesh nebulizers are marketed for someone who needs them for very short term use, like during or after a bout of bronchitis, or for asthma meds only needed during an occasional attack.
When you need to rely on a machine every day, two or three times, for years on end, you need a real workhorse!
I compare it to the difference in tools needed by a homeowner who does minor repairs once in a while to a contractor or tradesman who relies on them every day to earn a living.
Right now, unless you want to get really spendy, there doesn't seem to be a handheld nebulizer on the market to rely on. Pari and Innova each have a fairly portable Unit, with a battery available.
I generally head to Just Nebulizers or a similar site for my equipment.
Remember that the mesh are not generally recommended for saline.
I’m somewhat confused.Do you mean when need inhel sailings or levalbuterol that kind of thing ,one should use a nebulizer.But if you only want cough up sputum one shoul use Aerobika.
I am not sure I understand your question. To bring up sputum we use a nebulizer system with hypertonic saline and sometimes other prescribed things like levalbuterol. After that nebulized treatment you use the Aerobika to bring up the mucus to a greater extent. You need to do both. They can also be done at the same time by attaching the Aerobika to the nebulizer cup. Nebulizer system means the cup and the compressor and tube. But some people use a hand held mesh nebulizer. My understanding is that those types are not generally good to use with the hypertonic saline. They will rust or clog or some such thing. Hope this is clear and helps?
Thank you Irene . Your answer is what I needed. I didn’t know what aerobika is for and when to use it before.You really helped.
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