12 doctors weighed in:

Who benefits in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: > 12 FDA approved

Indications. The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed.

In brief: > 12 FDA approved

Indications. The committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy of the undersea ; hyperbaric medicine recommends hyperbaric oxygen can be used for treatment of: decompression sickness, gas embolism (arterial), recalcitrant soft tissue infections ; osteomyelitis, gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning, wounds or skin grafts/flaps that aren't healing w standard tx, crush injuries, thermal burns, delayed.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Heidi Fowler
radiation injuries, severe anemia (due to blood loss), & very specific indications such as retinal artery blockage & head/brain abscess. It is being tested for treatment of a #of other conditions. Who - benefits? People who have these conditions who receive successful treatments.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Hyperbaric medicine

There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for example), and others are found illnesses that we see in a wound center like chronic refractory osteomyelitis, a wagner iii diabetic ulceration, or from specific complications of radiation.
In all cases, the high oxygen helps raise the oxygen of the tissue.

In brief: Hyperbaric medicine

There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for example), and others are found illnesses that we see in a wound center like chronic refractory osteomyelitis, a wagner iii diabetic ulceration, or from specific complications of radiation.
In all cases, the high oxygen helps raise the oxygen of the tissue.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Thank
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The answer will vary depending upon who you ask.
Proponents of hyperbaric therapy will claim it will cure hair loss and improve your sex life, and opponents will claim that it has no value. Certainly patients with nitrous oxide poisoning benefit and there is data to suggest that some forms of osteomyelitis improve outcome when this is added. There are other uses but too much for here.

In brief: Depends

The answer will vary depending upon who you ask.
Proponents of hyperbaric therapy will claim it will cure hair loss and improve your sex life, and opponents will claim that it has no value. Certainly patients with nitrous oxide poisoning benefit and there is data to suggest that some forms of osteomyelitis improve outcome when this is added. There are other uses but too much for here.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
Thank
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: In my practice it

was generally used for Diabetic foot wounds with a bone infection and irradiated tissues.

In brief: In my practice it

was generally used for Diabetic foot wounds with a bone infection and irradiated tissues.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors