I was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice on nebulized steroids. I have flixotide 2mg twice a day through my neb. When I first started on flixotide nebs I was given a Ventstream nebulizer chamber with a filter attached to it by the hospital. It needed replacing but my GP just tried to give me a normal nebulizer with mask. I told them it needed to be a mouthpiece nebulizer as I cant let the medicine get on my face so they gave me a normal nebulizer with mouthpiece. They didnt seem to know about the filters etc (or about using a mouthpiece) Is it important that it has a filter on it or can I just use a normal neb atttachment with mouthpiece???
I realize that this question will only make sense to a few of you out there!!!!
It's just that the whole steroid neb thing seems a bit confused when talking to docs at both GPs and hospital.