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Troubleshooting Your Nebulizer

November 2nd, 2015

Photo of a woman holding a nebulizer maskA nebulizer device is used to turn liquids into a mist which then can be easily inhaled into the lungs. Various illnesses and medical conditions might require the use of a nebulizer to convert and administer medications.

While the devices are fairly simple to operate and maintain, there are a few key parts that may need checking into if you experience difficulties in getting the nebulizer to perform correctly. Drive Medical has provided the following tips to troubleshoot a non-working nebulizer:

  1. Is the unit running? Turn the unit on and you should hear the motor. If the motor is not running, you will need to replace the unit.
  2. Is air coming out of the tubing? Disconnect the medication cup from the tubing to check for air.
    1. None or little air is coming out of the tubing.
      1. The intake filter is dirty and needs to be replaced.
      2. The tubing may be kinked. Straighten the tubing or replace with a new one.
    2. Air is coming out of the tubing.
      1. Your medicine may be too sticky or thick. Check with your physician about the need to dilute the medication.
      2. The medication cup may be clogged and needs to be cleaned or replaced.
      3. The medication cup is not assembled correctly or parts are missing. Reassemble or replace the medication cup.

ACG Medical Supply offers a variety of nebulizer styles and their accessories. Contact our Bedford or Rowlett Showroom and one of our helpful sales associates will be happy to assist you. We are here to make your life a breeze!

Download a copy of the Troubleshoot Your Nebulizer Guide (PDF) 

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