How do I… buy a nebuliser?
Nebulisers are used for taking liquid medication or loosening and clearing mucus. There are many different types of nebuliser and they can be expensive, so here are some of our tips for choosing one.
If your doctor recommends that you use nebulised medication your care team may be able to arrange for you to borrow a nebuliser without charge from the hospital, and show you how to use it. However, if this is not possible then you may have to buy your own.
It is important to clean the nebuliser in warm soapy water every day, and replace masks and tubing every 3 months.
Use a mouthpiece (not a face mask) for steroids or anticholinergics.
Ultrasonic nebulisers use a rapidly vibrating crystal, and are suitable for medication or saline (but are more expensive).