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Can I buy a nebulizer over the counter in the UK?

(6 Posts)
VimFuego101 Sun 20-Mar-16 23:38:08

I'm visiting the UK ATM with DS, who has a preventative asthma medication each night. Unfortunately the travel nebulizer I brought with me (which was supposed to be dual voltage) doesn't seem to be working properly. Can you buy nebulizers over the counter in, say, Boots here?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sun 20-Mar-16 23:41:26

Yes, Argos sell them so I am sure other places like Boots or Lloyds the chemist will too.

VimFuego101 Sun 20-Mar-16 23:43:01

Thank you! I saw them on the boots website but wasn't sure if you needed to provide a prescription when you purchased.

incywincybitofa Mon 21-Mar-16 14:03:54

You can buy over the counter but be careful which one you go for
The Medisina one doesn't work at certain angles as it considers itself empty and the Omron microair is great but I have replaced two because the battery cover comes off and is either lost or wont stay on again.
Both nebulizers can be bought cheaper elsewhere

VimFuego101 Tue 22-Mar-16 07:50:12

Thanks. It was the Omron (purchased in the US but same model Boots sells) I was having problems with! Turns out after some fiddling with the baffle thingy it is working again but it is ridiculously sensitive.

incywincybitofa Tue 22-Mar-16 09:06:15

Yep that is why I have moved on
The best portable nebulizer I have found was by Phillips

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