Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

The following: Must not - people with a collapsed lung or are using medications that impair wound healing (cisplatin, sulfamylon), affect the lungs (bleomycin) or other (doxorubicin, disulfiram). Might not - those with asthma, claustrophobia, copd, pregnancy, an epidural pain pump, a pacemaker, seizure disorder, upper respiratory infection, high fever, eustachian tube dysfunction, or congenital spherocytosis.
A/W Dr. Ferdowsi. Untreated pneumothorax = absolute contraindication to hbot. Contraindications: recent / current use of cisplatin, doxorubicin, disulfram or mafenide acetate. Relative contraindications: high fever, emphysema (w c02 retention), asthma, URI (difficulty clearing), previous thoracic or ear surgery, malignancies, seizure hx, optic neuritis, pace maker, chronic sinusitis, spherocytosis (congenital), .
A small group. People with untreated collapsed lung, those with some types of chemotherapy, recent eye surgery with gas infusion, extremely claustrophobic persons.
Few exceptions. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment HBO or HBO2T is a treatment whereby the patient breaths 100% Oxygen under a higher than atmospheric pressure, usually 2 atmospheres. Due to this hyper oxygenation and the fact that the patient will be exposed to a "dive" of 33 feet of water (the equivalent depth of 2 atm) there are some patient's who may not tolerate the treatment well.
For a good review. try the following link as the relative and absolute contraindications cannot be listed with only 400 characters, http://www.hyperbaricoxygentherapies.com/hyperbaric-therapy-contraindications/

Related Questions

Does a hyperbaric oxygen chamber help with recovering from a PCL injury?

No. Hyperbaric oxygen promotes the healing of open wounds when the tissue is devitalized or has a poor blood supply because of diabetes, infection, radiation, or trauma. Although it helps with delayed or compromised healing of open wounds, it won't accelerate the normal rate of healing of a PCL injury if you already have a good blood supply with none of the above risk factors for poor healing. Read more...
PCL Hyperbarics. Hyperbaric medicine is not used for this type of injury. There is no proof that it will help you in this case. Read more...
No. There is no good evidence that hyperbaric oxygen helps from recovering from a PCL tear. The PCL is a very stout ligament with tremendous scarring capability. It will heat its just that it may not heal tightly. Read more...

Can you treat Parkinson's with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

Parkinson's. The research that has looked at this issue is not conclusive. This indication is not one of the those approved for payment from medicare so the cost burden returns to the patient. Read more...
No. No research to show this helps. Read more...
No. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is not approved for use in this condition by the fda, the centers for medicare and medicaid services (cms) or the undersea and hyperbaric medical society. While there are a number of studies looking at hbot for certain neurological conditions, there is no evidence for any benefit in parkinson's. Read more...

What are the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

Helps heal wounds. Two main properties by which hbot helps are (1) pressure effects and (2) effects from breathing 100% oxygen under pressure. Pressure effects helps with diving injuries which can result in "bends" - increased pressure allows bubbles to become smaller which can be then eliminated by the body. Increased oxygenation helps heal wounds such certain diabetic wounds, radiation wounds.See www.Uhms.Org. Read more...
Many. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat dive-related medical problems. In the case of air or gas embolism to the brain, it can reduce the size of the gas bubble as well as improving the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to tissues that need it. Once the bubble becomes small enough, it can be absorbed by the body. It is a mainstay for the treatment of decompression sickness. Cont'd. Read more...
Hyperbaric oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. Read more...

What are the effects of the hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

Oxygen/blood supply. Best would be to look online-- in short, the pressure forces more oxygen into solution( in blood), and this non-cellular part of the blood, plasma, can nourish parts of the skin etc that are fed by small vessels, where the cells, which usually carry most of the oxygen, are too big to reach. This, along with the formation of new blood vessels helps healing specific wounds. +++++. Read more...
Hyperbaric oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the chamber under pressures equal to 2 to 2.5 atmospheres of pressure depending on the medical problem that you physician is treating. This is equal to 33 feet of seawater in pressure. The treatments last two to 2.5 hours; they are done daily. Read more...
HBO. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat dive-related medical problems. In the case of air or gas embolism to the brain, it can reduce the size of the gas bubble as well as improving the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to tissues that need it. Once the bubble becomes small enough, it can be absorbed by the body. It is a mainstay for the treatment of decompression sickness. The treatmentsvv. Read more...

Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen chambers can help your general health long-term?

Maybe. There are no studies to prove long term well being is enhanced but perhaps someone will investigate and report their findings . Read more...
Hyperbaric. No proof that it has any affect on your general health long-term; of course, unless it was used to cure a wound or condition that would have affected your life adversely. Read more...
No proof. There is no proof that hyperbaric oxygen therapy prolongs life, improves "general health", or gives you superhuman strength. While it it is used for treating certain conditions, there have not been many studies looking at possible long-term effects. Prior to starting hbot, all patients should be evaluated by a hyperbaricist & treated only for known uses, avoiding unnecessary risks where possible. Read more...

Is hyperbaric oxygen chambers useful for autism?

Inconclusive. Various news media and nontraditional societies advocate hyperbaric/100% treatment for autism. There are no conclusive studies to support this, although the treatment issued in europe. In the us, huber aric treatment is only approved for the bends, wound healing and carbon monoxide poisoning. The dangers of hyperbaric chamber treatment outweigh the benefits (if any) at this time. Oxygen toxicity. Read more...
No. Altho in use in different places, as often the case with these things , there is no evidence of any effectiveness of this therapy. And the dangers....Beware. Read more...
Neuro Hyperbaric. The research on hyperbaric oxygen treatments has not proven to be of benefit. Continued research into this issue is needed. There are specialists that may recommend this therapy but you should ask about the conclusions of the research. Read more...
Uncertain. 1 study assessed the effects of increasing hyperbaric pressure by 3 to 30% in 2 to 7 Y.O.Children with autism spectrum disorders over 40 1 hour txs. There was reported significant improvement in 30% of children under pressure vice 8% in the control group. I don't know what "significant " means. I believe that the jury is still out & there are intrinsic risks to hyperbaric o2 treatment. Read more...
No, & the FDA asks . that you report false claims of it's efficacy in any disorder for which its potential benefit has not been proven to outweigh its potential painful &/or serious risks. It does not help anyone with Neurodevelopmental Disorders of genetic & other medical etiologies, brain injury, or neurological sequelae of meningitis or encephalitis. See www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm. Read more...