Humans aren’t the only ones who get respiratory illnesses. Sometimes our pets need nebulizer treatments
too. Unfortunately, your dog or cat may not want to sit still for a nebulizer treatment. Here are several things you can do to make the process easier for everyone.
This month Philips Respironics released two new nebulizers—the InnoSpire Essence
and InnoSpire Elegance
. The two models are very similar. Both share a sleek, lightweight design weighing only 3.3 pounds. Both come with a 5-year warranty on the compressor. And both include a disposable and a reusable nebulizer set.
1. What’s the difference between a nebulizer and a compressor?
Though often referred to as a nebulizer, the machine part is actually the compressor because it compresses air to turn liquid medication into mist. The nebulizer is the part you attach to the compressor and breathe through.
Did you know that pets also benefit from nebulizer treatments? Like humans, they can suffer respiratory issues such as asthma, pneumonia or even the common cold. That’s why the Humane Society in St. Lucie County (HSSLC) is looking for donations of used nebulizers. The cats and kittens staying at the HSSLC shelter are in contact with numerous other cats, which unfortunately makes catching a cold much more likely. Read More
For young children not yet used to nebulizer treatments, the experience can sometimes be scary. But there are several pediatric nebulizers designed to be kid-friendly and keep your child occupied during his or her treatment. Here are some of our most popular models. Read More
Grant from Santa Ana wrote in saying, “I have to take regular nebulizer treatments for my asthma. What’s the difference between a tabletop nebulizer machine and a handheld nebulizer? Is there one you’d recommend over the other?” Read More
It’s easy to lose track of things when you travel. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid so you can get your regular nebulizer treatments. Read More
Occasionally, we’ll get asked what the difference is between a nebulizer
and a vaporizer
. Or between a nebulizer and a humidifier
. Though they all have to do with respiratory care, they all work differently and serve different purposes.
If you’re new to nebulizers, you might have a few misconceptions. Here are some of the common ones. Read More
Both nebulizers and inhalers give you medicine, but through different delivery methods. An inhaler sprays a quick burst of medicine. A nebulizer creates a mist that is breathed in through a face mask or mouth piece. Both devices have their own advantages and disadvantages. Read More
Replacing the filter on your nebulizer machine
is the most important aspect of nebulizer maintenance. It's even more important than replacing your neb set, since without the filtered air coming from the compressor, you can't take a nebulizer treatment. Replacing your nebulizer machine's filter is easy, and should be performed regularly.
While all nebulizer sets will work with all nebulizer compressors (as long as the tubing fits), the same is not true for all neb kits working with all nebulizer masks. This is because masks come in 2 different types: front and bottom loading. Read More
One common question we receive here at JustNebulizers.com has to do with neb set and nebulizer machine compatibility. Many people are unsure if their neb set will work with their piston compressor. Here’s good news for you. Read More
What are the differences between ultrasonic nebulizers
and jet nebulizers? If you’re searching through nebulizers for sale, you may have thought about this question before. Here’s a comprehensive comparison of both ultrasonic nebulizers and traditional jet nebulizer systems.
There are parts of your nebulizer system that will have to be replaced periodically and that you will want to check frequently. Air filters should be checked weekly. While filters have different life spans, a typical filter lasts between 1 month and 1 year. Small, felt filters will need to be replaced more often than hard, large filters. Read More