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What to Expect If You Use a Nebulizer

Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

Passengers should inform a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) of the Nebulizer and any special requirements before the screening process begins.

Nebulizers are allowed through TSA security checkpoints once they have been screened. A Nebulizer will be screened by x-ray, and passengers are required to remove their Nebulizer from its carrying case; facemasks and tubing may remain in the case. A passenger may provide a clear plastic bag in which to place the Nebulizer during x-ray screening; however, a TSO may need to remove it from the bag to test it for traces of explosives.

If a passenger is bringing liquids associated with his or her nebulizer, he or she should review the information associated with medically necessary liquids available on this page.


Please click on the links below for specific information about screening for passengers with disabilities or medical conditions:

Latest revision: 24 April 2014