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side effects of being on oxygen

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Retinopathy: Retinopathy of prematurity is the most common side effect f too much oxygen and is watched for closely. Many premies do develop some retinopathy of pr ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on age: Excess oxygen delivered to the term infant or older child for long periods will irritate the lung tissue. In the short term it is well tolerated. In t ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Oxygen side effects: Generally not. Usually the worst that can happen is excessive drying of the nasal membranes when a nasal canula is used. Excess oxygen is a special co ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Tricky O2: We get o2 by breathing in air that shares o2 with our bloodstream at the lung, and pumped to cells by our heart. Oxygen is necessary for cells to wor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
?: 30 minutes without oxygen? Who can survive. Could you elaborate more.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Oxygen as a drug: Mostly related to delivery through nose including dryness/bloody noses. This can create free radicals so it can contribute to negative changes to the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Codeine has an adverse effect on the respiratory system and can lead to reduced ventilation. As a result this may lower the oxygen saturation. The eff ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Hyperbaric: There are complications that can be associated with this very safe therapy. Some include: anxiety from claustrophia; inability to clear the middle ear ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest an overnight sleep study, with bipap, or Cpap. Titration.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mostly NO: Hyperbaric treatments have allowed dramatic healing of leg ulcers in my patients. None have had any problem. The common concern is ear drug injury f ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Iron helps only if you have an iron-deficiency anemia, with a low hemoglobin count that rises if you replenish iron. If you have normal hemogloblin, i ... Read More
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