What nebuliser do you use, and what medication do you nebulise?
Also your thoughts and experiances with hypertonic saline solution.
No real reason for this, I'm just being nosey really, and trying to find a quicker nebuliser than the one I have.
I currently have a Pari Turboboy. I nebulise TOBI through it.
I don't like it because it chokes me out, and it's hard to tell when it's done. It takes 20-30 mintes to nebulise 5ml.
I also nebulise 0.9% sterile saline solution when I'm feeling particulaly gooey chested. It only takes 5-10 minutes to nebulise 1-2 ml.
I used to have a Profile Ineb, which only took 3-5 minutes and beeped at you if you weren't holding it at the right angle and to tell you it had finished. I could only nebulise Promixin through that, as it was on loan through the hospital. Promixin is a brand of Colistin and Colomycin. There all the same though.
The only other nebuliser I know about that's as quiet and quick and small as the INeb, but nebulises al medication is the Pari eflow. We can't get them through the hospital though, I'd have to buy one, and there definately over my budget.
I'd also like experiances on hypertonic saline solution. I find the 0.9% saline works well for me, and is very close to your bodies chemistry. Knowing this I'm very warey about nebulising 7%, and whether you can actually clear enough nebulising so much salt.
Also what kind of physio do you do?
I have a Pari PEPII device. It has holes in the bottom, and you can twist it so you get a different resistance when you breath out. It also has a pressure gauge with it, to see how much pressure there is from the resistance you've applied. At a certain pressure it's the best for clearing the ole lungs.
My brother uses a flutter, which vibrates the airways. I don't like the thought of that though, and it doesn't seem to work very well for Nick.
I used to do the posteral drainage thing with percussion and breathing in through different parts of my lungs, until I got my PEP.
I found my cornet to be the best physio and lung stretcher. I can't play it anymore though, and haven't been able too since I was about 14 and broke my nose.