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Should I wear my oxygen in the shower?

Should I wear my oxygen in the shower?

If you need to, sure: If you cannot go without your oxygen support for more than 30 minutes without having breathing or related medical issues, then yes, get a long enough oxygen tube, leave the tank outside the shower, and have at it. No problem. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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If I go to the rockies, should I take oxygen supplementation?

If I go to the rockies, should I take oxygen supplementation?

If needed: If you suffer from a lung disorder that requires oxygen then you should probably have a portable tank for traveling, especially to areas of higher elevation. ...Read more

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Can I use oxygen supplementation on an airplane?

NO O2 tank OK conc.: The faa does not allow travelers to carry their own oxygen tanks or liquid oxygen aboard commercial aircraft. Instead, most patients can use a department of transportation approved battery-powered portable oxygen concentrator. Airlines landing in the United States are now required to allow use of these devices throughout the flight. ...Read more

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How is it that oxygen supplementation is contraindicated for pts with obstructive lung diseas?

Hypoxic drive: In most patients with advanced chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic hypoxia (low oxygen levels) stimulates their drive to breathe at a faster rate to provide enough oxygen (o2) to the body. Giving supplemental o2 takes away this hypoxic drive that maintains their minute ventilation, thereby risking them going into respiratory failure, especially if their disease is advanced & they have bad pft. ...Read more

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Why oxygen supplementation contraindicated with obstructive lung disease?

Why oxygen supplementation contraindicated with obstructive lung disease?

Not usually: COPD is a problem with the ability of the lungs to expel air, which causes poor oxygenation. People with COPD are often treated with oxygen; however, if supplemental oxygen levels are too high it can cut off a person's ability to trigger their own breathing mechanism. If the disease is severe you actually may not be able to survive without the use of oxygen. ...Read more

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Why is oxygen supplementation not suppose to be dialed up higher, with an obstructive lung disease patient?

Why is oxygen supplementation not suppose to be dialed up higher, with an obstructive lung disease patient?

Can stop breathing: In the late stages of emphysema or copd, patients do not respond normally to stimuli that make normal patients breathe. They only keep breathing in response to low oxygen in their bloodstreams. If they are given too much oxygen, their systems think that they don't need to breathe and they can actually breathe less or stop breathing. This is a rare problem. Oxygen helps most emphysema patients. ...Read more

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I was wondering if a patient can be administered oxygen during surgery or wear oxygen?

I was wondering if a patient can be administered oxygen during surgery or wear oxygen?

Definitely yes: This is not a problem and almost always the case. Talk to your anesthesia provider before the surgery during preop visit and it will all be explained! Be well. ...Read more

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Why do I need to wear oxygen and do breathing exercises? I broke my pelvis yesterday.

Yes, probably: There is a chance to develop atelectasis, and or pulmonary embolism when staying in bed for quiet a while (due to broken pelvis); breathing exercises and oxygen may prevent that. ...Read more

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If the oxygen finger sensor showers good oxygen level. Does that mean your getting good oxygen to you brain as well?

If the oxygen finger sensor showers good oxygen level. Does that mean your getting good oxygen to you brain as well?

YES: As long as the blood vessel to the brain are not blocked. T is a good measure of oxygenation to the whole body. I. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear cotton clothing while in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Is it safe to wear cotton clothing while in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

All-cotton (100%)!: Cotton, being a natural fiber, is probably the most well-studied in the hyperbaric chamber. Compared to silk and synthetic fibers (which engender static electricity), cotton is considered the safest fiber in a _pressurized_ chamber containing 100% oxygen, waiting for a spark or heat to explode. We use special 100% cotton scrubs and static-free detergent for use in our chambers. ...Read more

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If you wear a nose tube with oxygen when asleep, could this cause dry or sore throat? Can it cause dry mouth?

If you wear a nose tube with oxygen when asleep, could this cause dry or sore throat? Can it cause dry mouth?

Yes, yes on both: Usually there is a water moisturizer along with the oxygen in the machine that you can turn on. If there isn't, ask for one that does. You do not want dry mouth because this condition can cause rampant tooth decay. Some medications will cause dry mouth. If this happens, ask your physician or dentist to prescribe biotene mouth rinse and saliva replacement. You must meticulously clean your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear dentures while using supplemental o2, with denture adhesives?

Is it safe to wear dentures while using supplemental o2, with denture adhesives?

Yes: See your dentist to check the fit of the denture. Best not to use the adhesive. The o2 will not harm it. ...Read more

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What is an oxygen debt?

What is an oxygen debt?

Oxygen debt.: Need more information about what you are asking about. Go to wikipedia and then get back with me. ...Read more

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How is oxygen administered?

How is oxygen administered?

O2: Oxygen is administered either thro nasal cannula, face mask, thro an endotracheal or a tracheostomy tubes. Also you can administer different volumes of oxygen. ...Read more

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Can you die from to much oxygen?

Oxygen Toxicity: Normal room air is 21% oxygen. That will not hurt you. Diving with 100% oxygen can cause some respiratory problems. Prematures on extra oxygen can develop serious eye problems. Hyperbaric oxygen, for a long time (maybe 12 hrs or more) can hurt you.
Most of these situations will not kill you.
Also severe fires are accelerated by excess oxygen, so smoking on oxygen has killed people. ...Read more

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Why is too much oxygen dangerous?

Oxygen toxicity: Hyperoxia likely exists whenever oxygen tension exceeds 21% of atmospheric pressure. It appears to produce cellular injury through increased production of reactive oxygen species, such as hydrogen peroxide, superoxide anion, and hydroxyl radical. Oxygen toxicity refers most commonly to resulting tracheobronchial injury and damage to the tissue of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is 2 liter a low dosage on oxygen?

Is 2 liter a low dosage on oxygen?

2liter a volume, not: A dosage. Dosage=a quantity per unit time. 2 Liters/min oxygen flow by nasal cannula is a commonly used adjunctive oxygen flow for people with lung ventilation/perfusion problems: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Ventilation/perfusion_ratio. What counts is oxygen saturation of hemoglobin as percentage, not dosage. Too much oxygen, esp. Over days/weeks, is also toxic; yet uncommon without intubation. ...Read more

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Son oxygen level drops when sleeps, why?

Son oxygen level drops when sleeps, why?

Monitor: There are many continuous so2 devices to monitor oxygen during the night. Even on the iphone. Check them out and discuss with your lung doc asap. ...Read more

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How does it feel when your oxygen is low?

Many symptoms: If your oxygen level is very, very low, a person passes out and loses consciousness. But in less severe circumstances, a person might feel dizzy or short of breath. One might experience unusual fatigue - exhaustion with normally easy activity. The heart rate and breathing rate speed up to compensate for the lower level of oxygen. A person might feel "air hunger." get checked if any of this applies. ...Read more

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What can cause my oxygen count to be 71%?

Most likely...: ...A mistake - like improper placement of the pulse oximeter. Most people with 71% oxygen saturation are either fainting or close to it. ...Read more

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How do I improve oxygen usage in my body?

Oxygen: Oxygen usage, measured by vo2max can be improved by general training, stamina or interval intensity training. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your oxygen is at 91?

A little low: Assuming you mean a "pulse ox" result, than 91% means that your are getting 91% oxygen saturation at the tips of your fingers. Normal is 97-100%. As a gauge, medicare guidelines will pay for oxygen if under 88%. If you have asthma or copd, this may be baseline for you? Check with your dr and follow up if your pule ox remains in the low 90's as you want to assure this is followed up on. ...Read more

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I am on oxygen 24/7 is that to much oxygen?

Depends: What are your saturations? You should keep them around/above 90% then you are getting just enough and not too much. I strongly recommend investing in a pulse oximeter, as medicare does not pay for oxygen at night and as needed as we used to prescribe before. Now the only way you can get oxygen is if you get a prescription for 24/7. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Oxygen Supplementation (Definition)

Oxygen can be given by a mask worn over the face or a tube below the nose. This helps deliver more oxygen to people in circumstances when their natural ...Read more