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What is the reason that cleaning nebs with vinegar/water is no longer recommended? (pls correct me if wrong) references/links? What is best (not boil)
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not strong enough.
Vinegar is not strong enough to kill the bacteria that are now found in many nebulizers.
Recommended methods include boiling or microwaving for 5 minutes, soaking in a solution of 1 part bleach and 50 parts water for 3 minutes, soaking in rubbing alcohol for 5 minutes, and soaking in 3% hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes. Always follow the nebulizer maker's recommendations, however.

In brief: Not strong enough.
Vinegar is not strong enough to kill the bacteria that are now found in many nebulizers.
Recommended methods include boiling or microwaving for 5 minutes, soaking in a solution of 1 part bleach and 50 parts water for 3 minutes, soaking in rubbing alcohol for 5 minutes, and soaking in 3% hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes. Always follow the nebulizer maker's recommendations, however.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: DISTILLED WATER
And if safe, a teaspoon of bleach will do.

In brief: DISTILLED WATER
And if safe, a teaspoon of bleach will do.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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