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Finding a quiet place in an airport for a Nebulizer

I travel some now but often before retirement. Usually, before I get on a plane I use a nebulizer to get me through a flight. I do believe that the reason why is because it is in my head. I am always amazed that it is so hard to find a quiet place to use the machine.

Where are the outlets?

I started to look in the family bathrooms and sometimes I found a place to plug in the power cord … but lately, I have had a hard time finding power …

So I have decided to go into the men’s room and power up in front of people who have no idea what I am doing. It is interesting to see their faces as they try to look away from me and all the mist that is in the air.

Does anyone else have the same problem in airports? I would love to hear what you do to use your nebulizer.

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Comments

  • jaro
    2 months ago

    what is the best kind of travel nebulizer? (Inexpensive, for albuterol…)

  • TerriOKC
    8 months ago

    I feel ya! Thankfully, I found a fantastic little battery powered nebulizer that works like a champ. It can be plugged into a wall outlet (that’s also for charging), run on battery power (I can get 4 or 5 treatments on a charge, depending on weather conditions, less charge when it’s cold), and can even plug into the round power port in your vehicle (they used to be called cigarette lighters). There are lots of different kinds. I found mine online for under $100 and it has been a life saver. Good luck!

  • jaro
    2 months ago

    Hi, where did you find this portable nebulizer? What brand and model? Thanks so much. I thought I’d need to spend $750, and am dragging around my noisy machine….Jackie

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi TerriOKC and thanks for your post and for sharing how you manage your condition with the battery powered nebulizer. We appreciate your input. Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi jnes1021 and thanks for this story. It’s commendable that you have the confidence to do this in a public rest room but, reading your anecdotal report, it doesn’t sound like you’ve had much choice.
    I have noticed that there seems to be a proliferation of outlets now in airports. I’ve found/used them in the waiting areas of the gate from which I’m scheduled to leave. (I’ve found this at railroads and ship terminals, too).So many people are using these outlets to keep their phones charged. I usually can find an isolated section/corner to use the electricity for whatever I need. Do you think this would work for you?
    Leon (site moderator)

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