How to Set Up a Nebulizer in 4 Steps

The weather is changing and you cannot wait to find relief from congestion and the asthmatic discomfort that comes with flu season. You’ve opted to use a nebulizer and although it doesn’t look complicated, you want to know right away, how the heck do I assemble this thing?

Nebulizers are, to your contentment, relatively easy to set up and use. The only reason why it’s important to pay attention to the set-up mechanics is because you don’t want to contaminate any of the pieces…and of course you want to do this thing right for breathing sake. We’ve broken down nebulizer setup into four easy steps as follows:

  1. Put the prescribed dose of medication in the nebulizer cup and secure the top tightly.
  2. Attach the mouthpiece to the top of the nebulizer cup.
  3. Attach one end of the nebulizer oxygen tube to the nebulizer cup and the other end to an air compressor.
  4. Secure the mouthpiece to your mouth, turn the nebulizer air compressor on, and inhale through your mouth to get the medicine into your lungs.

Don’t forget to exhale—a sneaky fifth step but absolutely vital. See? Easy as 1, 2, 3…4!