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Is it OK to share your nebulizer?

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No. It could spread infections, including those that trigger asthma. Keep breathing equipment clean. Don't let others use your asthma medications or asthma treatment, including your asthma inhaler, asthma nebulizer, and nebulizer tubing and mouthpiece.

From: Infections and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Indoor Environmental Asthma Triggers."  American Lung Association: "Controlling Asthma Triggers."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 29, 2019

SOURCES:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Indoor Environmental Asthma Triggers."  American Lung Association: "Controlling Asthma Triggers."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 29, 2019

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