Nebulizers come in home (tabletop) and portable models. Home nebulizers are larger and must be plugged into an electrical outlet.
Portable nebulizers run on batteries -- either disposable or rechargeable -- or can be plugged into a car's cigarette lighter. Smaller, portable units are slightly larger than a deck of cards.
To obtain a nebulizer, you need a prescription from your doctor. Home nebulizers vary in cost, ranging from about $50 and up, plus the cost of accessories.
Portable nebulizers usually cost a little more than home nebulizers. Both are usually covered under the durable medical equipment portion of health insurance policies. But, most insurance companies will require you to work with a specified durable medical equipment supplier.
Check with your insurance company before purchasing or renting to ensure it will be covered. Your health care provider should be able to assist you with these arrangements.
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