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Oxygen Therapy For Pneumonia
Almost done with oxygen therapy after pneumonia.Levels with no ox ther/ from 94-98. How can I tell if im getting too much and could it b dangerous?
No research support: So far, I have not found research that supports the glowing testimonials I have read about use of hbo for cerebral palsy. *** hyperbaric oxygen for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised multicentre trial. Hbo-cp research group. Collet jp, vanasse m, marois p, amar m, goldberg j, lambert j, lassonde m, hardy p, fortin j, tremblay sd, montgomery d, lacroix j, robinson a, majnemer a. >>>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 airway itself. ...Read more
Hyperbarics: I assume you are referring to hyperbaric treatment. Some studies have shown that the high concentrations of oxygen that can only be achieved with hyperbarics can stimulate healing and regeneration after damage occurs to the nervous system. Some people have found improved cognition and improved functioning, and even some insurances are paying for this now. It's worth looking into.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxygen for diving: Hyperbaric oxygen is used to "displace" nitrogen that accumulates in the blood during dives where you breath compressed air. Nitrogen is less readily dissolved in your blood, and can "bubble up" (open a bottle of soda or beer, and the co2 bubbles up- "carbonation"). Nitrogen bubbles in the blood cause "the bends" (e.g. Pe painful joint involvement, or serious brain involvement causing a stroke). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
O2: Affects the body by increasing the delivery of o2 to the tissues that need it. This is only effective when there is o2 deprivation state as in hypoxemia of many causes or sepsis or in some poisoning to reverse the occupation of the poison on the hemoglobin so o2 can be carried and delivered. It can kill anaerobic bacteria. In other cases, it is all without proof of need. O2 is kreb's cycle. ...Read more
Prolongs life: In people who qualify for oxygen after a work up and deem to need oxygen, from COPD or other lung problems, it is the only medicine or treatment to prolong life. All the other treatments like steroids and bronchodilators are there improve the quality of life but don't prolong life. ...Read more
Is there a way to humidify home continuous oxygen therapy to a trach other than an hme or 50psi mist?
Vapotherm: By friends at nbrh rt vapotherm used to be there now off market try ebay. ...Read more
See below: Oxygen therapy specifically to treat a stroke is not effective. The only reason to use oxygen therapy in the setting of a stroke is for a person with underlying lung or heart disease who is not absorbing enough oxygen in their blood. We can detect this with a device called a pulse oximeter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it doesnot: Oxygen therapies as unproven alternatives promoted as cures for cancer offered at clinics in mexico, the United States, and europe. Available scientific evidence does not support claims that oxygen therapies can cure cancer in humans. Visit: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/pharmacologicalandbiologicaltreatment/oxygen-therapy. ...Read more
Cold mist helps: Croup it is caused by different kind of viruses. The symptoms varie from hoarse voice to a more severe form with fever and stridor, an inspiratory noise due to the swelling of the airway. Cold mist(with or without oxygen) can help, but for the more severe cases children might require racemic epinephrine nebulization and steroids. ...Read more