The general guidelines are as follows:
- Wash the hands and work on a clean surface.
- Disconnect the tube, medicine chamber, mask, or mouthpiece, and wash them thoroughly in warm, soapy water.
- Allow the pieces to air dry on a clean towel.
- Disinfect the machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
A person will need to replace some component pieces between three and four times per year. Consult the instruction manual to learn how and how often to do this. Also, make sure never to share pieces with another person.
It is essential to follow the instructions for cleaning, disinfecting, and replacement.
If a person does not take good care of a nebulizer, it can become contaminated by bacteria that can cause an infection. Infections can be very dangerous, particularly for a person with a lung disorder.