Ways to clean aerobika?

Posted by @ling @wangling, Jan 16 8:33am

Hi community,
Could you share your experience of how to clean aerobika? Right now I only soak it in the dish ditergent for 15 minutes. Can you boil it?

Thanks!

Ling

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I only wash and boil my aerobika once a week. Use a big pot so parts dont touch side except in the “roll”.
Take apart pieces – wash-boul 5 minutes- dry well on a paper towel.

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@crepass

I only wash and boil my aerobika once a week. Use a big pot so parts dont touch side except in the “roll”.
Take apart pieces – wash-boul 5 minutes- dry well on a paper towel.

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I do the same, except I place a round silicon hot pad in the bottom of the pot to protect the Aerobika and the mouthpieces of my InnoSpire Go nebulizer.
Sue

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I have never boiled mine. Per my instructions (NJH) I just use “only” Seventh Generation dish soap…soak in hot or warm water…as long as I allow…then air dry on dish rack. When traveling, I use alcohol spray or peroxide spray on all separated parts, let sit few minutes, then rinse & air dry.
This is just my routine…but important note “I do NOT produce any (at all) sputum…and all my submissions for cultures (of saliva) @ NJH come back negative (what a surprise)”. I do huff cough and hear wheezing and rattling, but useless to bring anything up, and they do see the nodules and inflammation on scans.; however, for the purposes of Aerobika cleaning…that is my routine and seems to be working.

Stay healthy.
Regina

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@sueinmn

I do the same, except I place a round silicon hot pad in the bottom of the pot to protect the Aerobika and the mouthpieces of my InnoSpire Go nebulizer.
Sue

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Many thanks Sue. What a great idea to place a silicone hot pad at the bottom.
I have been thinking about to buy a second Aerobika in case it is broke. Since I only started using Aerobika for a couple of months, and I have no idea how long it will last. Any idea about this?
Thanks again and take care.
Ling

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@cmi

I have never boiled mine. Per my instructions (NJH) I just use “only” Seventh Generation dish soap…soak in hot or warm water…as long as I allow…then air dry on dish rack. When traveling, I use alcohol spray or peroxide spray on all separated parts, let sit few minutes, then rinse & air dry.
This is just my routine…but important note “I do NOT produce any (at all) sputum…and all my submissions for cultures (of saliva) @ NJH come back negative (what a surprise)”. I do huff cough and hear wheezing and rattling, but useless to bring anything up, and they do see the nodules and inflammation on scans.; however, for the purposes of Aerobika cleaning…that is my routine and seems to be working.

Stay healthy.
Regina

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Congratulations Regina for the negative test results. You must be thrilled to have this wonderful new. I am happy for you. I do occasionally use alcohol to wipe it. It is great to know your routine works.
Many thanks again and take care!
Ling

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I put my Aerobika parts in the Bololo baby bottle sterilizer and it works great.

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I soak my Aerobika in warm or hot water with Seventh Generation dish soap after each use. I did not know NJH recommended Seventh Generation but that is what I "felt" would be best. I rinse well and even do a final rinse using water from the Lifestraw pitcher. Then shake out any water and dry on paper towels. Then once a week on Sunday, after the usual dish soap soak and rinse, I ALSO soak in alcohol for 5 minutes and rinse. I do the same with my sprint nebulizer cups except I do the alcohol after three treatments. I have two sets of Aerobika and Sprint cups. One for morning and one for evening treatments. This way I can make sure they are perfectly dry before use.

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You may also be interested in this related discussion:
– Cleaning + disinfecting nebulizer and aerobica: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cleaning-disinfecting-nebulizer-and-aerobica/

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I follow the instructions that came with the Aerobika- I clean after each use by soaking for 15 min. in water and liquid dish detergent. I disinfect once a week by soaking in hydrogen peroxide 3% for 30 min. and then rinse. They give a several choices for disinfection- boiling, microwave steam bag, soak in alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. They also suggest soaking in vinegar monthly to remove minerals from tap water that can result in scale build-up.

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@wangling

Many thanks Sue. What a great idea to place a silicone hot pad at the bottom.
I have been thinking about to buy a second Aerobika in case it is broke. Since I only started using Aerobika for a couple of months, and I have no idea how long it will last. Any idea about this?
Thanks again and take care.
Ling

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The instruction booklet that came with the Aerobika says to replace annually. Donna T

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