Welcome to our online support service. We hope to provide a platform for questions asked and answered by actual nebuliser users. Questions such as how to choose and get the best out of your nebuliser.

We encourage you to post or ask any product related comments and ideas but please avoid any profanity or leaving your personal contact information such as email or phone numbers.

We look forward to hearing from you and will help where we can.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Winter pressures Give your nebuliser its MOT

Do you find the onset of winter plays havoc with your chest condition? Damp air,dry central heating, cold, cough and flu viruses all combine to make us hide away and long for spring. So make sure you don’t get caught out.
Remember a number of nebuliser  manufactures take a well earned break over the festive season, as do delivery couriers, and we all know the post office is stretched to its limit. 
Therefore in addition to the traditional seasonal advice such as wrapping up warm, eating well, hand washing, and the flu jab, where appropriate, many of you who nebulise should consider this an ideal time to give your unit an “MOT”

You can find ours by clicking HERE

Check that you have changed the filters on your nebuliser.
If your unit has a rechargeable battery, discharge it and then recharge as per the instructions and remember never to store it unless it is fully charged.
Has your nebuliser had its annual service? Is it one that needs to be? 
Why not check out our ‘useful links’ either from the blog or the  website for other beneficial advice from kindred spirits even post a comment and add any of your own personal hints and tips below for those new to nebuliser therapy 
Don’t forget its always worth making sure you have the relevant phone numbers to hand such as your G.P., Respiratory or Asthma nurse, C.O.P.D clinic etc.
We can’t promise we have all the answers to help you stay healthy and beat the winter blues we do promise to help where we can.

Monday, 15 November 2010

New to nebulisers?

  Here are a few simple questions to consider before buying. 
Is my Health Care Professional happy for me to use a nebuliser? If so consider the questions below and check out our full range by clicking HERE 

Nebulisers aren't suitable for everyone. Your health care professional will know you, your medical condition and if you will benefit from having a nebuliser at home

Which medication will I be prescribed? 
Some medications such as steroids or antibiotics are stickier than the usually prescribed bronchodilators. This will influence your choice of unit as a stickier medication will need a more powerful motor or a specialist medication chamber in order to deliver that medication efficiently . 

How often will I need to nebulise each day and for what period of time? 
Some people only nebulise during acute attacks of their condition, others anything from once a day to 5 or 6 times a day. This can be reflected in which unit you purchase. After all why spend a fortune on something that may spend the best part of a year sitting on a shelf ,or conversely if a unit is being used regularly you need to choose a model which is more robust. We have units to suit all your health and budget needs, to view click HERE

Where will I be nebulising? 
Its important to maintain your lifestyle. Being prescribed a nebuliser doesn’t  mean having to change your ways. Will you just need the nebuliser at home? Or possibly when out and about? Do you take holidays abroad? In the UK ? Do you need the added benefit of a battery or will being able to nebulise in the car be enough? For more portable nebulisers click HERE

It can often seem overwhelming at first when a nebuliser is suggested. Our aim is to help guide you through the process and find a unit that suits you. Both this blog and our web site has links to independant organisations who we know from customer feedback work positively to guide and support you through all aspects of your chest condition. 
And if any of you old hands out there want to join in we would welcome any comments and suggestions that would aid and assist new customers in choosing their nebuliser. 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Sidestream or Sidestream Plus?

When customers are considering purchasing the Philips Respironics nebuliser, one of the most common questions asked is “What is the difference between the Sidestream and the Sidestream Plus?” ( The New Generation of Ventstream)
The new Innospire Deluxe compressor is the same for both, the Sidestream/Sidestream Plus refers only to the medication chamber. You can view the Philips nebulisers by clicking HERE
You would choose the Sidestream for saline and all commonly prescribed bronchodilators such as Salbutamol, Atrovent, etc. and it is suitable for use with both a facemask and a mouthpiece and can be seen by clicking HERE
The Sidestream Plus is primarily for steroids such as Budesonide, and also inhaled antibiotics as well as bronchodilators. It is designed to be used with a mouthpiece as it responds to your breathing pattern which means you get more drug when breathing in and waste less on breathing out. It is also supplied with a vent hose or filter kit which protects other members of your family from breathing in your medication. You can find the Sidestream Plus by clicking HERE
We hope this helps to make things a little clearer for those of you who are unfamiliar with nebulisers but if you have any questions please feel free to post a comment below. Don’t forget you can also email by clicking HERE us or call us on 01942 701210. You can read more about the Sidestream Plus or the alternative LC Sprint on our website by clicking HERE and there is lots of information for you throughout the clickable red links in this blog

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Portable nebulisers have moved on a treat

Whether you had the Lite, Freedom or Elite, the Freeway nebuliser was always been a popular choice with our customers who like to get out and about. Everyone loved the fact that it was adaptable, light weight and compact, with the added bonus that it could be used with the Ventstream chamber so those of you who nebulise steroids and antibiotics could carry on having fun. So now with the demise of the Freeway and 5 years on what are the alternatives? 
Proving extremely popular is the Pari Mini where you have the option to add a car lead, battery or both, then there is the Pari Boy Mobile S and the Omron C30. Philips Innospire Mini finally arrived click HERE to take a look, and the latest edition to the mobile family is the Pari Velox which for those of you who love the Omron MicroAir should prove quite interesting. 

Have a look round this blog there are lots of clickable links and if you have any questions at all you can call on 01942 701210 or email HERE. To order simply return to our web site HERE