How to clean
your jet nebulizer

How to clean your jet nebulizer

Be sure to follow the cleaning, disinfection, and storage instructions that came with your nebulizer system. You can also use the following tips:

Cleaning a Jet Nebulizer
  • After each use, rinse the nebulizer cup and mouthpiece with warm water and let it air-dry
  • Once per day, you may add mild dish soap to the cleaning routine above
  • You can ensure all the parts are dry by running air through the machine for about 20 seconds
  • Take the nebulizer apart and keep it in a protected area until you use it again
  • Once or twice each week you may soak the cup and mouthpiece in 1 part vinegar, 2 parts warm water solution
  • Keep an extra nebulizer cup and mouthpiece or mask handy in case you need them
  • You will also need to change the filter. The instructions that come with your nebulizer will tell you when you should change the filter

It’s important to clean a nebulizer regularly to help prevent the growth of bacteria.

How do I care for the compressor?

Follow the instructions that came with your compressor (the powered pump part of the nebulizer). Here are some additional suggestions:

  • Wipe the compressor with a clean, damp cloth as needed. Never put the compressor in water
  • Turn off the compressor and cover it with a clean, dry cloth when not in use
  • Do not put the compressor on the floor while using or storing it
  • Replace or clean the compressor filter as directed by the manufacturer

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