Battery Powered Travel Nebulizers: Life-Saving Asthma Relief On The Go

Woman with a nebulizer mask. Older nebulizers have always been electric and tended to keep one close to home. Today portable battered powered nebulizers can give asthma sufferers  freedom to come and go, taking their portable nebulizers with them
Woman with a nebulizer mask. Older nebulizers have always been electric and tended to keep one close to home. Today portable battered powered nebulizers can give asthma sufferers freedom to come and go, taking their portable nebulizers with them | Source

Asthma Sufferers Depend On Nebulizers

For asthma sufferers, a good dependable nebulizer is more than a necessity, it’s a priceless essential for breathing-device. It's a life and death issue that very few asthma sufferers ever take for granted. You need a nebulizer at home that responds quickly and works without problems or glitches. And when you go out to work, play or get involved in other activities you carry your prescribed brand of portable hand-held rescue inhaler with you. There are occasions however that you probably have wished you had a battery powered nebulizer, just in case. You are not alone. Sometimes when you’re out and about, you are bound to have an unexpected and serious reaction and need a stronger and deeper inhalant treatment that no brand of rescue inhaler can give you. You need something more effective to stabilize your breathing. You need an alternative back up or action plan for your asthma in case what you depend on to work - doesn't work.

Do You Have An Asthma Action Plan?

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Asthma Action Plans Save Lives

Asthma attacks can be triggered by almost anything in the environment, in your home, at  work or from other sources and activities. It's important to find out your own personal asthma triggers and be prepared.
Asthma attacks can be triggered by almost anything in the environment, in your home, at work or from other sources and activities. It's important to find out your own personal asthma triggers and be prepared. | Source

I Needed A Better Nebulizer

I have asthma that can be triggered by environmental chemicals and substances, exercise, stress, someone’s perfume or other odor and predictably some new things I’m unaware of. I don’t walk around on eggshells but I do depend on a nebulizer for relief between three to four times a day. In my pocket, purse or close by, I also keep a rescue inhaler handy. In the past whenever I was traveling anywhere overnight or long distance I was always worried about being able to do a breathing treatment so I took the nebulizer with me. If I was traveling by air, I had to use the outlets in the airport terminals after waiting my turn behind others who were charging up their various devices. I had a medium-sized nebulizer that ran on electricity. Previously I had a huge bulky older model nebulizer that also ran on electricity, one many readers will recall having owned themselves. Thanks to technology, nebulizers aren't all big and bulky anymore.

I always found it curious that I seemed to be the only one struggling to breathe and needing to use a nebulizer in the airports or on the plane. Maybe those other people relied on their rescue inhalers to avoid the embarrassment of using the big bulky electric nebulizer. I can’t blame them. I always felt embarrassed too. But I had to use the nebulizer anyway or I’d pass out for sure. My life was so busy that it had never occurred to me that there were other options like portable nebulizers out there or better yet, battered powered travel nebulizers that could double as an emergency nebulizer backup. In hindsight, if I'd known enough to make a battery powered asthma nebulizer part of my asthma action plan it would've changed my life dramatically much sooner.

Man using a rescue inhaler. There are times when a rescue inhaler is not sufficient to calm an unexpected asthma attack. Having a quality portable  battery powered nebulizer with you could save your life.
Man using a rescue inhaler. There are times when a rescue inhaler is not sufficient to calm an unexpected asthma attack. Having a quality portable battery powered nebulizer with you could save your life. | Source

A Power Outage Was My Wake - Up Call For Change

I've had many close calls over the years of having to be rushed to the emergency room, but it wasn't until I was visiting my Dad in the south where the temperature and the humidity was high and uncomfortable that it became a life or death issue for me. Extreme temperatures and humidity were among the environmental factors that always made my asthma worse. I toughed out the triple digit temperatures as best I could until one day the power went out. It was then that it was crystal clear that I desperately needed a backup in addition to my rescue inhalers, if I didn't want to die a senseless death. I needed to find a battery operated nebulizer. The rescue inhalers were fine but they were costly and I only had a limited number of them. The most important reason however was that the rescue inhaler couldn't deliver the deeper relief needed in a serious asthma attack. I knew from personal experience that the rescue inhalers couldn't always do the job. My ER visits were testimony to that. They knew me well at the local hospital.

If you or someone you know has asthma, this is all very familiar to you. You either have an inhaler in your pocket or purse or are accustomed to seeing a friend or loved one whip out their inhaler from time to time, whenever they need it. Under normal circumstances, the rescue inhaler works fine, but if you’re having a serious attack, you need a nebulizer that can deliver a deeper and more stabilizing relief fast, or at least until you can get to a medical facility.

My Technoneb  Handheld portable battery powered nebulizer.  Having a battery operated nebulizer could save your life.
My Technoneb Handheld portable battery powered nebulizer. Having a battery operated nebulizer could save your life. | Source

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Buying A Portable Nebulizer

I was very fortunate to find a nebulizer that worked well for me the first time I looked on-line. The portable battery operated nebulizer I decided on also worked well for me as a travel nebulizer too. It also came with a rechargeable battery. There are a vast range of portable nebulizers on the market today. With millions suffering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses, medical supply companies have a healthy demand for nebulizers that keeps them busy manufacturing new and improved devices. The portable nebulizer is one result of their efforts. The battery operated nebulizer is another. The price range for all types of portable nebulizers goes up and down the scale of afford-ability. You have your literal pick of the litter of battery operated as well as rechargeable nebulizers that are useful all in one devices. Most come with a rechargeable battery, carrying and/or storage bag. Car adapters come with some kits or can be purchased separately as well as extra medicine cups for inhalation solutions. The usable working plastic parts are durable and washable. If you're concerned about long-term durability you may want to pay a little more if you can afford to. Just think about what you want and need in a portable nebulizer and shop around. For those struggling to find a way to afford a portable nebulizer, or if you are among the many who find themselves in the unfortunate Medicare situation of not being able to have a broken nebulizer replaced, you'll be relieved to know that there's a nebulizer out there for every lifestyle and wallet.

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billybuc 13 months ago from Olympia, WA

Good information, Babby. My wife has asthma, so I'll pass this on. I thank you, for her.


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Babbyii 13 months ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Author

You're welcome Bill. Happy I could help.


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WillStarr 13 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

My son is asthmatic, so thank you!


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Babbyii 13 months ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Author

Glad the article was helpful. Thanks for reading!


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moonlake 12 months ago from America

When my husband was sick they had us get a portable nebulizer. When he passed away I gave it to my daughter. She said she has really used it for herself and for her 10-year-old stepson. My youngest son got asthma when he was about 10. My two other children got asthma in their 30s. My stepson has asthma and my granddaughter has asthma. Why so many with asthma, I can't help, but wonder what the reason is?


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Babbyii 12 months ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Author

No kidding moonlake! Something in the environment? (Loaded topic). Seems to be a problem in our family too. One of my grandkids seems to have effective relief with magnesium prescribed by a doctor last year. Helping so far. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

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