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Who cannot use a hyperbaric oxygen chamber?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joshua Batt
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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), .

In brief: 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), .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
pregnancy & claustrophobia.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: A small group.
People with untreated collapsed lung, those with some types of chemotherapy, recent eye surgery with gas infusion, extremely claustrophobic persons.

In brief: A small group.
People with untreated collapsed lung, those with some types of chemotherapy, recent eye surgery with gas infusion, extremely claustrophobic persons.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Nicholas Mexas
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nicholas Mexas
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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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/

In brief: 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/
Dr. James Burns
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