Thinking your nebuliser isn't working properly when you really should be ringing your G.P.
This is just one of the reasons why health professionals are reluctant to recommend home nebulisers. If after your therapy you feeling no benefit, call for medical advice. Nebulisers can fail but as you are no doubt aware, anyone with a chest condition is vulnerable to infection and your health can quickly deteriorate.
Boiling non-boil-able medication chambers.
You won't be the first. Boiling can extend the life of some medication chambers but it will completely destroy others! Good practice is to keep a spare. Always read the instructions or feel free to call us for advice.
Finally, letting the pan boil dry when boiling those that are!
We've all done it, whether it's a medication chamber or an egg. It's dangerous, expensive and messy so please do be careful!
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