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Tips & Advice Center: Traveling with a Nebulizer

Traveling with a Nebulizer

InnoSpire Mini Compressor Nebulizer

Asthma and Air Travel: Your Portable Nebulizer

Having asthma or another breathing problem can make air travel even more complicated than it already is. Read these tips to make your airport experience run smoothly:

  • Keep medications and your nebulizer in your purse or carry-on bag–there are often delays and you may need treatment during that time.
  • Let Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) agents know that you have a nebulizer and prescription medicines in your carry-on bag.
  • You're allowed to take the following items in a carry-on bag: all prescription and over-the-counter medications and frozen liquids or gels needed to cool them. Keep these items in 3-ounce containers (if possible) and store them in one-quart plastic zipper bags.
  • It's recommended that the name on your prescription label match the one on your boarding pass.
  • You'll get through security faster if your carry-on bag is uncluttered. Keep only items you need during the flight in your carry-on bag.
  • Think about buying a small, hand held nebulizer. Omron portable nebulizers and the PARI Trek S are quiet and effective in case you need treatment while traveling.
  • For updates on medications and air travel requirements, check the TSA website before you leave.
MiniBreeze Ultrasonic Nebulizer

Making Travel Easy with a Portable Nebulizer

If you use a nebulizer to control your asthma or another breathing condition, you know how important it is to get regular treatments. Travel can make this difficult. Consider the following tips for removing the stress from travel:

  • Invest in a travel nebulizer. There are several models to choose from, such as the Omron Micro-Air nebulizer, the Medquip Airial Voyager, or the MiniBreeze Ultrasonic Nebulizer. Portable nebulizers make getting treatment as easy as finding a place to sit for a few minutes.
  • If you're traveling abroad, you'll need to make sure that your nebulizer uses the correct voltage. The PARI Trek-S is multi-voltage, making it ideal for international travel.
  • Most portable nebulizers come with a case to keep your unit safe.
  • Find out if your nebulizer comes with a DC adapter for use in the car. Some newer car models have standard electrical outlets. Also, most passenger trains are equipped with standard electrical outlets.
  • Store your medicine in a small, insulated bag to protect it from heat exposure.
  • If your medication requires refrigeration, make sure to have a cooler that will maintain adequate temperatures for medicines.
  • If the weather is cold, take the medicine with you when you leave the car to keep it from exposure to severe cold.
  • Be sure you have your doctor's authorization for refills at destination pharmacies.
Aeroneb Go Nebulizer

Portable Nebulizer Safekeeping

When you travel, there are a number of items to pack and keep in order. Your portable nebulizer is both a monetary investment and an investment in your health, so use these tips to keep your valuable nebulizer and medications safe:

  • Keep your travel nebulizer safe inside its carrying case.
  • Keep your nebulizer as close to you as possible–in your purse, backpack, or in your pocket.
  • When flying, don't pack your nebulizer in your checked luggage. Instead, keep it in your carry-on bag. This will prevent damage and ensure that you're able to get treatment if you need it.
  • Label your nebulizer case with your name and contact information.
  • Keep medicine protected by placing each container in a separate plastic zipper bag and then housing them inside an insulated bag.
  • If you're new to using a nebulizer, always carry the instructions for use and cleaning.
  • Always carry identification, medical information, and your health insurance card.
  • Know the location and contact information of a local pharmacy.
  • If you lose your nebulizer or medications, don't panic–you may be able to replace them quickly. The local pharmacy may be able to make recommendations. Also, offers next-day delivery for many nebulizer models. Call us with your special requests.
  • Patients who lose their nebulizer and need emergency treatment should seek medical attention immediately.
Omron Micro-Air Electronic Nebulizer System NE-U22V1

Best Nebulizer for International Travel

International travel may seem to be a difficult for those who need to keep a nebulizer nearby. However, there are many portable nebulizers designed to make travel easy, safe and fun. The Omron MicroAir is exactly what many travelers are looking for. It is light, small and easy to use.

The Omron Micro Air Nebulizer features include:

  • AA battery operation
  • Extremely small size
  • A hard shell travel case
  • Totally silent operation

The silent operation allows for use on a place, while at the movies, or a concert, or in any situation wehre a noisy machine might be embarrassing Even children will find the Omron MicroAir nebulizer easy to use due to its size and simplicity. The nebulizer can be used with any standard child or adult nebulizer mask. The Omron MicroAir has no cords or tubes. Simply pour the medication into the chamber and turn the nebulizer on with the push of a button.

Omron CompAir Nebulizer System NE-C801

Omron Portable Nebulizers

Omron is a manufacturer that makes portable nebulizers for patients with respiratory conditions such as COPD and asthma. Through the years they have worked on keeping up with the latest in nebulizer technology.

Omron makes two of the world’s best portable nebulizers, the NE-C30 CompAir Elite and NE-U22V Micro Air models.

The Omron Micro Air Nebulizer (NE-U22V) is the world’s smallest nebulizer. It is cordless and tubeless, and uses V.M.T (Vibrating Mesh Technology) to deliver relief from breathing difficulties in the palm of your hand. The Micro Air Nebulizer comes with a main power unit, mesh cap, medication cup, mouthpiece and an instructional video. It’s only six ounces and uses two “AA” batteries. A $20 manufacturer rebate makes this nebulizer even more affordable.

The Omron Comp-Air Elite Nebulizer System, model NE-C30, is not quite as petite, but is still lightweight and portable. It comes with everything you need – a piston-pump compressor, nebulizer cup, mouthpiece, tubing, air filters and a carrying case. It has a training DVD and n optional rechargeable battery to make it even easier to use on the go.

Either of these Omron portable nebulizer systems provide reliable and quick treatments.

PARI TREK S Compact Compressor Combination Pack

Types of Battery Operated Nebulizer Systems

Battery powered nebulizers create peace of mind when traveling long or short distances. They are great to keep as back up in case power goes out and they work well when you do not have easy access to an outlet.

Choosing a battery powered nebulizer system does not have to be difficult. There are several great choices available from brands you can trust like the Omron MicroAir Nebulizer and the PARI Trek S.

The Omron MicroAir Nebulizer offers simplicity and ease of use with its small design. Great for international travel, this nebulizer runs off simple AA batteries and operates silently. Be sure to always keep extra batteries on hand to ensure you will never have to go without a treatment.

Another great choice if you are looking for a battery operated nebulizer is the PARI Trek S. Weighing less than a one pound, the PARI Trek S is both small and lightweight. This compressor system works with an AC adaptor, DC car adaptor and with an optional Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. Treatment time is approximately five minutes with this compact compression nebulizer.

Another popular choice is an ultrasonic battery operated nebulizer. These operate silently and have the option of AC power, DC power, or battery. One of the most popular models is the Lumiscope Portable Ultrasonic Nebulizer. It has a closed water chamber so it is easy to operate.

When selecting a battery operated nebulizer system, it is important to consider what factors are most important to you. Each model has its pros and cons, but finding the right choice for YOU is what is most important.