Why is My Nebulizer Not Working?

Why is My Nebulizer Not Working?

Reasons Why Your Nebulizer May Not Be Working or Misting

You may be wondering why your nebulizer has stopped working or misting. These are general reasons on why your nebulizer may not be working. Always refer to your device's instruction manual for specific troubleshooting.

Needs to be Cleaned. Build up of medication or any other contaminants can also cause the device to stop working. Check your filters (these should be replaced every three to six months), check tubing if applicable (this should be replaced every three to six months), check medication cups if applicable (these should be replaced every six months), and device.

Not on a Flat Surface. If you have a desktop nebulizer, then the reason it isn't working may be due to it not being on a stable surface. Make sure it is on a flat surface.

Older than 3 Years. Generally, if your device is older than 3 years or past its warranty then it may be time to replace your nebulizer compressor. Refer to the instructions for device manufacturer's replacement guidance.

Power Source. Check the batteries. They may need to be replaced or put in the correct way. Please also check your power source. The cord or outlet may be damaged.

Tubing. If you are using a nebulizer that requires tubing, then please make sure it is firmly secured onto the nebulizer and that it does not have any damage.

For type, dose, and regime of medication follow the instructions of your physician or licensed healthcare practitioner.

For specific information about nebulizer treatments, consult with
your physician.

Always refer to your nebulizer's instruction manual for specific troubleshooting.

If you have any questions or concerns then don't hesitate to contact us at (888) 822-8293 to speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives. Where people can reach people.

 

 

Sources:

BV Medical. 2023.
OMRON Healthcare, Inc. 2023.