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A 30-year-old female asked:

My eldest suffers wiv asthma and they have rwcently axed all piediatric services would it be adviasable too request home oxygen only to be used in 911?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Primary care doctor should be able to do this for you. Keep in mind there are very specific requirements for insurance companies to approve/pay for home o2.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe: Oxygen should only be used under close supervision; some people with asthma may actually get worse or stop breathing on oxygen. Standard treatment for asthma is best, oxygen is really safest to use in a hospital setting.

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