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Caspiana profile image
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Hello friends. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹

I am wondering if anyone uses a hand held portable nebuliser. One with rechargable batteries if possible but any recommendations would be welcome. I have a friend in need of one and we are confused as looking on Amazon U.K. they mention asthma but not COPD under the sales spheal. Maybe it is fine for both? He has COPD.

I really appreciate your help. Thank you so much.

Cas xx πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ•

P.S. Chom had a good day at the park. ❀️

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HungryHufflepuff profile image

What a lovely photo of Chom looking so happy in the beautiful park πŸ•

It’s good to see you πŸ€— πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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sassy59 in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Hoping you’re well dear HH. So lovely to see you. XxxπŸ©·πŸ€—πŸ©·πŸ€—πŸ©·

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HungryHufflepuff in reply to sassy59

Thank you Carole πŸ€— πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Sheepy hugs to you and Pete.

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CDPO16 in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Good to hear from you HH xx

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HungryHufflepuff in reply to CDPO16

Thank you πŸ€— πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Caspiana in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Hello Huff. I'm happy to see you are back and I hope you've been doing okay. Hoping your sheep πŸ‘ are well too. xx ❀️

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HungryHufflepuff in reply to Caspiana

Thank you dear Cas πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

sassy59 profile image

I think the nebulisers you looked at on Amazon should be fine even if COPD isn’t mentioned.

Love the photo of Chom, he looks very happy. Take care Cas xxxβ€οΈπŸ’œπŸ˜˜

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Caspiana in reply to sassy59

Thank you Carole. xx 🌿

Bevvy profile image

I use an Omron portable nebuliser-

Got mine from Amazon and very pleased with it.

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Caspiana in reply to Bevvy

Thank you Bevvy. That's the one he really wants do very good to know. xx πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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clematis5932 in reply to Caspiana

The Omron Portable Nebuliser my Granddaughter got for me six weeks ago at Boots chemists for Β£54 pounds on special offer, I use it most days and have not had to change batteries yet. It took me a few days to learn how to put it together quickly, now I could do it blindfolded . I have a larger Nebuliser supplied by NHS but is rather bulky to take out with me. I believe that some of the Omron can use both electric and batteries.

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Caspiana in reply to clematis5932

Thank you Clematis. It seems it is cheaper to buy from Boots or Evergreen. Amazon is so pricey. xx

Bingo88 profile image

Good Evening Cas. Chom is looking so well. He is obviously well looked after and Spoilt. Hope you get plenty of help and replies for your friend. Sorry I can't advise. Hope your keeping well. Brian

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Caspiana in reply to Bingo88

Thank you Brian. xx πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

Nula2 profile image

Hi Cas πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈSorry can't advise but thank you for sharing the lovely photo of Chom and his beautiful smiley face ❀️Bless him. Good luck with your nebuliser hunt πŸ™‚xxxx

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Caspiana in reply to Nula2

Many thanks Nula. We are getting there! I hope you are well. xx πŸ€

garshe profile image

Morning Cas Apologies as unable to give advice on portable nebuliser. I only use the normal electric one , hope someone can give some help on this for your friend.

Wanted to reply to say how well Chom is looking , a proper poser. Hope you enjoyed your trip to the park. Take care sending love xxSheila πŸ’•βš˜πŸ•πŸŽŽ

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Caspiana in reply to garshe

We had a lovely time Sheila. It was very hot that day and he was exhausted when we got home. He napped for a couple of hours. xx ❀️

cofdrop-UK profile image

lovely boy. Landed on his paws with you xx

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Caspiana in reply to cofdrop-UK

He's a very grumpy boy Cof. xx πŸ™„

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cofdrop-UK in reply to Caspiana

I don’t believe that for one minute Cas πŸ•β£οΈ

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Caspiana in reply to cofdrop-UK

You and Sassy have been taken in by his "charm" he is as grumpy as grumpy can be. πŸ™„πŸ˜…

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JJ_7 profile image

Hi Cass, Yes, I use a portable omron microair u100 nebuliser . I have posted a link below. I have had it 18 months and use it every day with no problems . I needed to disinfect it once by boiling and the staff at evergreen are very helpful if you need any help. It is also less expensive than amazon for the same item! Chom looks like he is enjoying the spring sunshine handsome boy :).

Take care and love to you both....JJ xxx ❀️❀️

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Caspiana in reply to JJ_7

Thank you very much JJ. I saw the price difference. I will make sure to tell him Evergreens is less costly. This is very helpful thank you. xx 🌷

knitter profile image

I have a small Omron portable nebuliser …mine has ordinary batteries , so I always carry spares .

Check out Evergreen nebulisers website …lots of info .Got mine from them .

E Mail contact too to ask questions .

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Caspiana in reply to knitter

Many , many thanks Knitter. This is a great help. xx πŸŒΏπŸ€πŸŒΏ

Turnipgirl profile image

Nice to hear Chom had a nice day at the park!

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Caspiana in reply to Turnipgirl

We did have a wonderful day. It was so very warm. Almost got to be honest. xx

PAP48 profile image

I use a Beurer IH55 handheld nebuliser also from Evergreen Nebulisers. It comes with batteries and mains lead so can be used either way. I use it for saline 3 times a day. Evergreen are excellent at advice and service. I highly recommend them. Hope this helps.

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Caspiana in reply to PAP48

Thank you very much PAP. Do you remember how much you paid? On Amazon that model is very expensive. xx

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PAP48 in reply to Caspiana

No I don’t Caspiana, my husband bought it for me. It is current on Evergreen’s website. Possibly a bit more expensive than some but was recommended by Evergreen for my particular needs. I only use it for saline, when I have to take Colomycin I use a standard nebuliser. Hope this helps. Xx

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Caspiana in reply to PAP48

Thank you very much. xx 😊

Genie11 profile image

Hi Caspiana, I have Bronchiectisis and RA and use the Omron portable nebuliser for saline inhalation which is fine as. The only other medication I had to use, Colistin, it couldnt cope with. Maybe the particles are too heavy. Can’t comment on other medicines. Hope this is useful for your friend.

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Caspiana in reply to Genie11

Many thanks Genie. I have also asked him to get advice from the respiratory nurse. xx

Egpa profile image

Hi Caspiana, I bought an omron from Amazon, remember you can claim back the vat as well from them.

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Caspiana in reply to Egpa

Thank you Egpa. That is very good to know. I will pass the information on. xx

Izb1 profile image

Chom is looking so well Cas, sorry I can't help with the nebuliser x

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Caspiana in reply to Izb1

Hello Irene. He is very well although he is a grump at times. xx πŸ˜…

Anselm198 profile image

Philips do excellent ones. I have severe asthma but also now COPD and the nebulisers generally are for everyone.

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Caspiana in reply to Anselm198

Many thanks Anselm. xx

Digger0 profile image

Lovely dog! when I click there link it says COPD as well :)

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Albertdog in reply to Digger0

That's interesting DiggerO ... some months back I had one of my serious COPD exacerbations - which meant calling the ambulance.

The paramedics sorted me out and took me to hospital where I spent a week on some sort of 24 hour ventilation.

During the attention given me by the paramedics - a nebuliser was used. As they packed me off to hospital - one of them gave me the remaining phials used in the nebuliser - saying ... he would just have to scrap them as the box had been opened - and I should ask me GP for a nebuliser.

Remembering his words - when I was released from hospital with a NIV machine (I had been finally diagnosed as a carbon retainer) I tried to contact my GP but at those days impossible to do - I finally got to talk to a nurse practitioner.

She told me bluntly I couldn't have one ... and that the paramedic didn't know what he was talking about - no other explanation from her..?.πŸ˜₯

I only mention this for what it's worth - I still haven't had a discussion with my GP as to my medication overall - and have never been called to see the consultant who saw me when I was first hospitalised and confirmed I had COPD.

Perhaps it could be that at 86 years old - and recorded as DNR - no further treatment or medication is going to help me.

So I am left with the NIV machine / Fostair/ Braltus and Ventolin I was supplied originally some two years ago (and five hospital emergencies in that time).


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Digger0 in reply to Albertdog

I'd email PALs at the hospital where you were treated, and ask them if you will be having a follow-up appointment with the consultant. Just because you are 86 and DNR it should not matter!

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knitter in reply to Albertdog

some health professionals are reluctant to recommend nebuliser use .

You need to ask to have a in depth conversation with yours . There are pros and cons .

Mine was on loan from hospital consultant , but you need to learn how to use a nebuliser and when , and when to seek professional help if an exacerbation gets out of hand .

UK residents can contact the ALUK helpline , open during the working week .

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Izb1 in reply to Albertdog

I would have more faith in the paramedics than the nurse Albertdog and just because you are 86 and have a dnr does not mean you cant have treatment. Go see your doctor and explain x

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Caspiana in reply to Digger0

Thank you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹

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Culy profile image

I have a small nebuliser that runs on a USB cable. To the best of my knowledge they are fine for all breathing difficulties…

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Caspiana in reply to Culy

Thank you very much Culy. 😊

ghousrider profile image

Good day i would try argos go on there medical pages if not try your local chemist they should be able to help my bet is argos throu all the best ghoust rider

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Caspiana in reply to ghousrider

Thank you very much. xx

Oshgosh profile image

I have a nebuliser supplied by NHS.

WWhen we went abroad last,I bought anOmrom.

I can’t remember the price,but on the day I bought it,it was cheaper on Amazon,it’s always worth checking.

I felt when I was using it that it didn’t seem to be blowing as hard as the NHS one.

I was ok when I was on Tunisia,but when I got home,I threw a chest ifection straight away.

So my jury’s is out on this one.

I have tod say that I was waiting to go on Myclophenate

Cho looks splendid as ever x

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Caspiana in reply to Oshgosh

Thank you for the advice Oshgosh. My friend is very weak and extremely ill. He finds it hard to put his normal nebuliser together in the morning when he is very out of breath. He thinks a hand held one might be more manageable. Chom and I send our love. xx ❀️

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Oshgosh in reply to Caspiana

I found the hand held a bit fiddly if my hands were having a bad day.I found the filter fiddly.

Sometimes I’ll set the nhs nebuliser up bathe night before to try to make it easier in te morning.

Thing is everyone is different and there’s no 1 fix for everyone.i hope your friend finds the best way for him.

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Caspiana in reply to Oshgosh

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. xx πŸ’—

Schmu profile image

I have used the "PARI Trek S Portable Nebulizer System with LC Sprint & Battery Pack." I like it because it plugs it to a cigarette lighter in the car but also has a battery pack. I also like it because it uses my fast neb cups. It was expensive but it's good quality. It is slower than a plug-in but it does the job.Have a good one,


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Caspiana in reply to Schmu

Many thanks Sarah. This is one I have not looked at yet. I really appreciate it. xx 🌿

Timberman profile image

First so lovely to see a Corgi. When I was a kid in the 40/50s my parents bred Corgies; Pembrokes. Sally was the mum and we had one sire, Coby. One year she presented 18 pus! We spent all night feeding two or three warm milk with a syringe! But we only saved one and the live litter was 14. Anyway, to medicine: cannot help re the nebuliser but I am assuming he has access to suitable drugs for use with one? And as I understand it the nebuliser will process drugs suited to either asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.

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Caspiana in reply to Timberman

Hello Timberman. Chom is a rescue. He was abandoned in a house with five other dogs for a week. He was lucky to be alive when they found him. He is rather stubborn but a lovely dog. 😊 My friend has a regular nebuliser but he would like a smaller one as he is quite weak and finds the bigger contraption difficult to put together in the mornings when he is out of breath. Thank you for your reply. xx 🌿

BronchyBronwen profile image

Sorry not to be able to help with your question, but really hope your friend can benefit from the advice of others on here. Must thank you for such a great picture of Chom! He's such a lovely dog! Reminds me of the Welsh corgi my parents had when I was about four!

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Caspiana in reply to BronchyBronwen

Thank you very much BB. xx 🌿

watergazer profile image

Hi Cas and the dashing Chom. Sorry I can’t advise you on nebulisers but wish you and your friend well in your search. Have a lovely weekend. The weather has improved where I live. Sunny today. Take care xx

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Caspiana in reply to watergazer

Hello Anita. I have been following the weather in Kent as my mum is there. She goes out everyday with her walker. If it rains I get worried. We have had days of cold, miserable rain. From today it will clear up and the high later this week will be 29Β°. It goes from one extreme to another. I hope your weekend was good. Much love. xx πŸ€—

Katinka46 profile image

Sorry to be so late to this post. Can’t help at all with your query but I it’s a lovely picture of Chom and I don’t believe he’s grumpy either. He smiles all the time. The grumpiness is just a mask.

Lots of love and a tummy rub for grumpy-guts

Kate. Xxxx

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Caspiana in reply to Katinka46

Thank you Kate. He was recently gifted a ball launcher machine. He has taken to stomping on it to make it go faster. If that isn't grumpy I don't know what is. Very bad manners. xx πŸ˜…

mellyme profile image

May you find the perfect nebulizer. By the way, the authorities love Chom. They will protect him with their lives. :)

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Caspiana in reply to mellyme

πŸ˜… Good to know. Thanks. πŸ€—

Bardear profile image

look at BEURER website - they do do hand held/travel nebuliser's. Good reliable website.


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Caspiana in reply to Bardear

Thank you. πŸ€—

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Bardear in reply to Caspiana

you are welcome - hope you get something


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