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Do You Always Need A Prescription To Get An Oxygen Tank
Yes: Even at the hospital level of care, you need a physician to order it. ...Read more
I need oxygen. I have an old tank I used to use for CFS. Do I have to pay some doctor to give me a prescription to get it filled with oxygen?
Oxygen is: Regulated when used as a medicine. Too much o2 can cause cataract. It isn't a harmless medicine. ...Read more
What problems have to occur in order to get an oxygen tank? I'm severely asthmatic... I was wondering if oxygen could help with my breathing issues?
See your doc: With current available treatments there would rarely be any need for a 16 yo to have oxygen on hand. If they lived at a distance from medical services and attacks come on abruptly, it might be an option. Proper self monitoring with a peak flow meter and a good asthma action plan for condition changes can reduce attacks. ...Read more
What is criteria to get oxygen tank prescribed? Need diangosis lung or heart condition to get O2 tank? Seriously SOB. Feel O2 will make it easier.
See a doctor: Possible causes for shortness of breath include heart disease, lung disease and anemia. Each is treated differently, and oxygen may or may not be indicated. Best to see a doctor to determine the cause of the shortness of breath so it can be treated appropriately. Sudden shortness of breath should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
Can I get a prescription for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for aging, adhd, sleep, etc or is this site for medications?
No: We don't offer to diagnose or treat anyone for anything on this site. We answer general medical questions & often help folks decide when a visit is needed. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with petite mals seizures and am still in the hospital, they have me on o2 currently and I am curious if I should ask for a prescription for an O2 tank for when I feel the seizure coming on to help get oxygen to my brain or if there a
O2 says below 85%: If o2 sats are below 85% or po2? Less than 65, you qualify for supplemental o2. ...Read more
As little as $159:
I searched a few medical supply places and found them from $159 to $359. That includes the regulator and carrying case. Most of those places require a prescription.
You can get them for much less if you already have a regulator. I found a few tiny ones for as little as $45. ...Read more
No open flame: Keep away from open flames, gas stoves and cooktops etc. ...Read more
I like to use an oxygen tank as a nebulizer and hook it to a cpap mask for back up as we tend to loose power in vt winter what flow rate do I need?
Depends: Your CPAP needs to be titrated.Get a more detailed answer ›
How many liter per minute is 9cm of H20 in cpap pressure. I'm thinking of wanting to use an oxygen tank or concentrator for an alternative to my cpaps?
My oxygen dependent 5y.O with trach weighs 36lbs. A small m6 tank in backpack weighs 4lbs. Is it ok for him to carry on own to play 30+ min outside?
Boy with O2: Without knowing all the facts, but assuming your boy can carry the 4 pound m6 tank in a backpack inside the house with a problem, then it would seem to be a very good idea to let him play outdoors in a safe place. He should however always be supervised to keep him out of trouble. ...Read more
Hi doctor can I ask something about oxygen tank? Is it really prescripted or can I just buy one and just ask other doctors nearby how to use it right?
My apt neighbor uses oxygen and wonder if its safe to cook with gas in her apt if she stores tanks?
What happens when you put a high volume oxygen mask on a person whose tank is set at 3 in an 18 hr period?
My nan is using an oxygen tank but she has extremely dry skin. She need a moisteriser that is non flammable, so oil less ect. Any advice/ideas?
Eucerin cream: Urea based moisturizers such as eucerin cream fit the bill. ...Read more
Recently diagnosis w/ low breath rate (< 8x min & shallow) @ nite. Prescription 2 l oxygen while sleeping. I travel for work? Ins refuses small concentrator. Ideas?
Sounds like: An oxidation problem. Fuel + oxygen + vitamin and mineral (e.g. Magnesium) ==> energy. It is helpful to the equation to provide oxygen but you have to have the catalysts to oxidize the fuel. I suggest that you try adding a decent dose of b complex, magnesium and a multivitamin. Even if this is not the answer, it can do no harm. ...Read more
I need to use oxygen for a lung condition. Is it safe to take an oxyen tank to a restaurant kitchen?
Oxygen: Yes it is. I have seen many people with this. I would let the restaurant know so that can seat you appropriately. ...Read more
I need to use oxygen for a lung condition. Is it safe to take an oxygen tank to a fireworks display?
Probably: If you are watching the fireworks there should be no problem. If you are lighting them, that would not be a good idea. ...Read more
I hit the back of my hand on an oxygen tank at work yesterday. The area hit was red, swollen and numb. Today it's still numb.?
Do not do this: Humans do not survive on this mixture. If you are thinking of breathing this please go to the ER immediately for an evaluation as you are not thinking rationally! ...Read more
Hx of asthma and allergies. Take regular prescription for it. Symptoms of s.O.B. With mild allergies/stuffy nose. Resting o2: 98% pulse:98. What can I do?
How it works: The process of oxygen getting into the blood goes like this. First we inhale air with oxygen in it. Little pockets in the lung called alveoli fill with the air and the oxygen diffuses into capillaries. This oxygenated blood then goes back to the heart where it is pumped around to the rest of the body. When it reaches capillary beds in our tissues the oxygen diffuses out into the tissues. ...Read more
Not clear...: Medicare currently pays for <88%, but the nih is doing a trial to determine if o2 therapy really helps. There is reason to believe it doesn't. One big problem is the perception (by mds and patients alike) that oxygen helps if you are short of breath. It doesn't! shortness of breath or dyspnea have nothing to do with your oxygen level, and treating one will not help the other. Keep that in mind. ...Read more
Yes and yes: The meter used for saturation is dependent on blood pulse and the color change that's reflected in the machine at a spectrum of light. As long as the tester can do that on the finger, it should give the proper saturation within the error limit of the machine. ...Read more
Brain injury: If the brain does not get enough oxygen, a lot of problems can occur, such as dizziness, memory loss, seizures, and unconsciousness. If the brain is deprived of oxygen for a prolonged period of time, permanent damage can occur and is called anoxic (or hypoxic) brain injury. Someone with this condition is usually very sick and may be in a coma. ...Read more
Above 90%: When someone with heart failure is stable their oxygen saturation as measured on a pulse oximetry (usually on their fingertip) should be greater than 90%. Lower than that may indicate retention of fluid in the lungs and necessitate a visit to the ER or the cardiologist to adjust medications and re-assess. ...Read more
Does yawning mean someone may be low on oxygen? I.E. They try to get more oxygen with a deep breath perhaps?
My breathing has gotten really heavy and does not feel like I'm breathing in oxygen. How can I get this treated?
Dyspnea or air: Hunger, shortness of breath is what you describe. You leave a lot out (smoking?, when you last breathed normally, cough, blood, heart issues, etc). You need a doctor, a physical exam, and at least a chest x-ray to start, then pulmonary function tests and peraps blood gasses. Depending on your air hunger, this might qualify for an er vist. ...Read more
I heard people with wider nostrils tend to live longer because they get more oxygen/breathe easier. Is that silly or potentially valid?
Insane.: That's what it is.Get a more detailed answer ›
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