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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can copd patient on oxygen get carbon monoxide poison?

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 36 years experience
YEs: But it is not related to the use of home o2. Co poisoning can occur with the use of a poorly ventilated room while using propane space heaters or from car exhaust that has escaped into the living space. Of course any one that is immobilized should be monitored for any envirnonmental hazzards they can not quickly get away from.
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Not usually: Carbon monoxide is found in cigarette smoke, out of car exhausts, and other places. Simply being on oxygen doesn't mean that you can get carbon monoxide poisoning, unless you get exposed to it.
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