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Cleaning Your Nebulizer

Cleaning nebulizer equipment after each use will keep it working correctly and help it last longer. Germs and bacteria must be removed to protect against respiratory infection, and getting into a routine is the best way to ensure clearing is done promptly and properly.

After each use:

  1. Wash the mask or mouthpiece, elbow and cup under warm, running water for 30 seconds. Always rinse the nebulizer cup to ensure an overdose of medication is not given if residual medication remains after each use.

At the end of each day, after all treatments:

  1. Remove the mask or mouthpiece and T-shaped elbow from the cup. Remove tubing and set it aside.
  2. Wash the mask or mouthpiece, elbow and cup with gentle dish soap under warm, running water for one minute.
  3. Shake off excess water (air-dry if possible) and connect the mask or mouthpiece, elbow, cup and tubing back together and run for 20-30 seconds to dry the inside. Then disconnect the tubing again and place a cover over the compressor.

Twice a week:

  1. Soak the mask or mouthpiece and T-shaped elbow in one part distilled white vinegar and two parts distilled water for 30 minutes. Then, rinse each part under warm, running water for one minute. The tubing should never be washed or rinsed.
  2. Shake off excess water and connect the mask or mouthpiece, elbow, cup and tubing back together and run for 20-30 seconds to dry the inside. Then disconnect the tubing again and place a cover over the compressor.
  3. Clean the surface of the compressor with a damp cloth or disinfectant wipe.

For further questions about cleaning nebulizer equipment, contact your pediatrician or an Aeroflow Healthcare representative.

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