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portable nebulizers

Does anyone have experience with the ortable nebulizers like th phillipsinspirego or fyp(sp? I have the regular Phillips but don't use it as often as should because of the noise and the hassle of getting out all paraphenalia. dme, medicare provider, just sent sent me a 6mth side stream nebulizer unit. The Inspirego has a 1 yr. guarrentee. Seems short. The Fyp says you need to buy a part for mouthpiece every 3-6 mths for $35 but is power unit guarrented for 3 yrs. I know there is NO insurance coverage for these devices. Also, I use Budesonide suspension. I need to use more often as sleep is interfered with a "quiet" wheez at bedtime that rescue inhaler doesn't resolve. Sorry this is so long for a 1st post but promise to share 55 yrs experience with asthma whenever I can Looking forward to being a member of my 1st community. Kathy8201


  1. Hi again, Kathy8201 (kgflibby) - welcome (once again) - you've certainly come to the right place! We're glad to have you here and please, don't worry about the length of your comments - we are here to help, listen, support, provide information and share!
    We do have a wealth of information right here on our community website which focuses on nebulizers. In light of your comment and concerns (above), I thought you might gain some additional insight from this article, which explains the different types of nebulizers for individuals: https://asthma.net/living/nebulizer-types. I do hope you find it to be helpful in a practical way.
    Looking forward to more conversations with you as you get more accustomed to and familiar with our community.
    Warm regards,
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

    1. Leon. Thank you for the referral to the article about nebulizer types. It was very helpful.
      Kathy8201

      1. Hi. kgflibby. I see you received a great reply from Leon above. I agree with what he says, and the article should prove very helpful for you. I personally have a Flyp nebulizer. And I love it. It is so nice and quiet to the point I can even take a treatment in front of my kids in a hotel at night without waking anyone. I did not know you had to replace the mouthpiece, and I have never done this. And it still works great. I've had mine more than a year. I am not endorsing the Flyip either, as there are other similar ones you might like too, such as the Innospire Go. Just make sure if you purchase one that it says FDA approved. And these do cost more (like $150-200), but then you can be assured that they will deliver the medicines you take (such as pulmicort) and that they are durrable and will not break down (hence the warranty). So, if you have the money, these types of nebulizers (mesh nebulizers) are very nice and I would recommend trying. Hope this helps. John. Community Moderator. asthma.net


      2. Hi again, kgflibby (Kathy) - glad to have been able to help. I also see that John was able to chime in here too, with his point of view as well.
        We're always here to assist in any way that we can.
        Please know, you are always welcome in our online community!
        Warmly,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    2. Thanks for the personal feedback. I didn't know about looking for one that says FDA Approved. I know they are spendy but if they help with treatmemt compliance I think well worth the money, I am curious that you haven't had to change your mouth piece as the manufacture makes it sound necessary. Wonder if that affects the warranty ? I just didn't want to jump in without some non-manufacture info. Which I was fortunate to find on asthma.net. Again, thank you to both you and Leon for all your insights
      Thanks Kathy8201



      1. Hi John, Thanks for the personal feedback. I didn't know about looking for one that says FDA Approved. I know they are spendy but if they help with treatmemt compliance I think well worth the money, I am curious that you haven't had to change your mouth piece as the manufacture makes it sound necessary. Wonder if that affects the warranty ? I just didn't want to jump in without some non-manufacture info. Which I was fortunate to find on asthma.net. Again, thank you to both you and Leon for all your insights
        Thanks Kathy



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