Q: How will using nebulizers, inhalers or oxygen therapy impact COVID-19 transmission?
A: Person-to-person transmission is thought to be the main way the way the COVID-19 virus spreads. While it’s unknown whether aerosols from some procedures, such as high flow oxygen delivery and nebulizer administration, spread infection, devices used at home aren’t thought of as great a concern.
Continue to use your prescribed oxygen therapy or nebulizer for respiratory medications, and don’t stop any treatment without consulting your PH health care team. If have suspected or diagnosed COVID-19, speak with your healthcare provider about taking additional precautions when using your nebulizer.
Don’t share equipment with others or reuse old supplies. Discard cannulas after 30 days as directed by the manufacturer. Consider using your nebulizer in a room by yourself away from other household members. Wear a cloth mask over your cannula when in public to protect against COVID-19 infection and spread.