How To Clean Your Nebuliser
All nebulisers must be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis. If your health care provider plans one for you, make sure you are informed about it. Before purchasing a nebuliser, seek information from your hospital or the manufacturer on how to maintain and clean it.
Cleaning and maintaining your machine might be time-consuming, so make it a part of your daily routine. If you use a nebuliser on a daily basis, it's critical to clean and dry it completely. The tubing that connects the nebuliser to the chamber should not be washed; only the mask and chamber should be washed.
After each use, clean your nebuliser
- Wash your hands first!
- Remove the mask, mouthpiece, and chamber from the system
- Wash the separate components with warm soapy water, rinse with clean water, then air dry on a clean tissue or kitchen paper towel - do not hand dry the interior of the parts, especially the chamber, as this might cause static charge, causing the medication to stick inside and not be given correctly.
Make sure you know how to put the components back together correctly. It's also a good idea to sanitize the nebulizer on a regular basis.
Mouthpieces, masks, tubing, filters, and the nebuliser's chamber should all be replaced every three to four months at the very least.