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.
Yes. You will be provided with special, static free clothing. This prevents static and sparking, which is dangerous in a high oxygen environment.

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What exactly is involved in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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...
O2 under pressure. Hyperbaric refers to an increase in the atmospheric pressure- or 'high pressure'. In terms of hbo ( hyperbaric oxygen ) therapy the oxygen is delivered to a person in a chamber that can be pressurized to 2, or 3 or 4 or more atmospheres above sea level pressure. When 100% oxygen is breathed under pressure the oxygen acts like a drug and has different effects like increased wound healing. Read more...
100% oxygen. A patient breathes in 100% in an enclosed chamber for 90-120 min . Read more...

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy effective for sports injuries?

It might. It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little. Read more...
Possibly. Hbo does have the benefit of creating new blood vessel growth into affected areas, reducing swelling and inflammation, enhancing collagen formation etc and so could be a potential adjunct depending on the injury, however tough to get insurance company approval for such. Read more...
No proof. While many sports teams have taken to putting their highly paid athletes in hyperbaric chambers, to my knowledge, there is no definite proof that hbot has any beneficial effect on sports injuries or speeds up the healing time for ligament sprains or muscle strains. If you do find proof, i would be curious to read it. Many claims are made about hbot, but studies are few and far between. Read more...

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really used to treat autism or behavior disorders?

Yes but no evidence. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used in europe for behavior problems such as autism, but it is not approved in the us for these purposes because there is no substantive evidence it is beneficial. The studies reported so far where poorly done, and poorly controlled. More research needs to be done to show a benefit. Read more...
Yes but Wrong. 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...
Not effective. There is no evidence that using hyperbaric oxygen is effective in treating autism. The costs can be considerable so beware of false promises and hopes. Read more...
Yes. We've treated many children with this condition, and have gotten good results for the majority of them. It's not a cure all and does not reverse the condition completely. Hbot is a very safe therapy and we have seen no serious complications in over 10 years, and only a couple of minor problems (usually dealing with ear pain). Read more...
Yes for ASD. . Children with ASD have multiple medical problems that impair their ability to benefit from educational and behavioral treatments. Therefore, medical therapies which improve overall health, wellness, attention, behavior and mood have the potential to really help them benefit from traditional therapies. In certain patients, hbot in combination with other treatments can be very helpful. Read more...
Yes- Autism spectrum. 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. There are risks to hyperbaric o2 tx. I believe more study is necessary. Read more...
Anecdotally. Threre are parents who have done this treatment and report that their children seem to improve, but no valid scientific studies exist. Parents of children with autism always look for treatment that will help. The national autism center has published standards for many types of therapy. You can view it for free here: http://www.Nationalautismcenter.Org/about/national.Php. Read more...
Anything and. Everything has been tried and used, but this therapy, like most of the others, has no scientific evidence and no clinical benefit. All it has is a bunch of people trying to scam parents of kids with autism that are already having a difficult time emotionally and financially. Their efforts would be better served with conventional therapy such as applied behavioral analysis, that actually has data. Read more...

Please I need your help. My mom had a stroke in march. What can hyperbaric oxygen therapy do to treat patients with stroke?

Unclear. There's no conclusive evidence that hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves stroke outcome. Increasing the supply of oxygen to the parts of the brain affected by stroke may reduce the extent of irreversible damage. But this has not been proved. Too few people have been studied to say whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy decreases the chance of dying or if it offers other benefits. Read more...
Not much in US. In the us, stroke is not an approved indication for hyperbaric oxygen. There may be some "private" hyperbaric oxygen chambers which could treat your mother on an "off-label" basis, which means you have to pay out-of-pocket. In japan, treatment of stroke (more than 3 hours after the event) is a treatable indication, but i would not recommend flying you mom to japan just for this reason. Read more...
I agree with both. Dr bandyopadhyay ; dr. Zeidman. Stroke is not currently an indication for hbot (fda). I agree that more study is needed in this area before any definitive recommendation could be made. Read more...
Hyperbarics Strokes. There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen works on these types of problems. There are specialists that do offer this therapy to patients but you should ask about the research results before committing to this treatment regimen. Medicare does not cover this indication, so the personal cost and professional profit can be large. Read more...
Not sure. HBOT isn't used to treat patients who have had a stoke. I agree with the answers. Read more...

Can you tell me about person in coma after head injury regained consciousness after under going hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

When I was a diving . Medical officer, myself ; the master diver did two simultaneous treatment table sevens (in two side by side multiplace chambers on the uss kittiwake asr -13). Both men (divers) came in in full arrest - one by helo and one by water. One diver (who had drown) did not make it - the other diver returned to consciousness. I met him again years later ; he appeared to have resolution of his initial. Read more...

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy really good for subdural hematoma?

No, remove hematoma. A subdural hematoma causes problems boy because of the injury to the brain as well as the mass that the hematoma is. If the mass is large it will cause pressure on the brain. The hyperbaric oxygen therapy will help heal brain tissue but only after blood mass is removed surgically. If the hematoma is not removed oxygen will not have much ability to heal brain tissue. Read more...
I haven't been. Able to locate good studies addressing this issue. Subdural hematoma requires surgical intervention. Hbot has been used after the fact for brain injuries (but this is not standard care). I am not sure that there is a lot of hard data on this. I can not answer your question.Maybe one or more of the other healthtap hyperbaric specialists has more information. I think i will refer this question to. Read more...
No . Removal of the hematoma and relieving pressure on the brain is the treatment for subdural hematomas. Read more...

Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy get rid of gas trapped outside of the intestinal tract?

No not intended. Gas out side GI tract in the peritonial is related to a procedure will get absorbed , non procedure related is pathological pneumopertonium ( air inside peritonium due to diseases ) need investigation ; intervention , hyperbaric o2 treatment will not help. Read more...
Not needed. What was the cause of the gas trapped outside of gi? It is usually post surgical but i see none in the history so the diagnosis has to be clarified first. I just think there are good indications of hyperbaric o2 but is overused, even now to treat stroke. Read more...
This is not an. Indication for the use of hyperbaric oxygen. Hbot can be a powerful tool for treatment of indicated conditions but it's use should not be frivolous. There are very real risks with use of hbot. Read more...

Do you know about hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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...

Does mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps injuries heal quickly?

Possibly yes. The usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcer is well documented. There is only anecdotal evidence that hbo will help acute injuries heal. Inflammation is evident both in chronic wounds and in acute injury. Hbo is known to decrease inflammation so theoretically acute injuries should resolve more quickly with hbo. More study is needed before hbo use for injury. Read more...
Hyperbaric oxygen. Your question is too general. Hyperbaric oxygen is used for several indications, some of which include injuries. For example, acute crush injuries where the flow of blood is compromised after an accident is one indication for hyperbaric oxygen. In this case, it is used to compensate for acute blood supply loss to a local area and is critical in the recovery of a limb. Read more...
Maybe, but... There is a big difference between "mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy" and true hbot. Mild chambers are not approved for use with oxygen. If used in this way, the oxygen content is much smaller and the pressures are lower than in true hbot chambers. True hbot does help injuries of all types heal more quickly. Read more...
Mild? Injuries? I'm not sure what you mean by "injury" or your definition of "mild". For chronic wounds, radiation skin injuries, and known conditions, hbot only works at pressures above 2 atmospheres. While many sports teams have taken to putting their athletes in hyperbaric chambers, to my knowledge, there is no definitive proof that hbot has any beneficial effect on ligament injuries or muscle strains. Read more...
"Mild HBOT" ??? It's my understanding that the term“mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy” (hbot) is sometimes used to refer to administration of 100% oxygen at less than 1.5 ata (atmospheres of pressure). It is not recognized as hbot by some, who may refer to this as “compressed air therapy”. Delivery of less than 100% oxygen under pressure may be reportedly called “hyperbaric” therapy. This info is from greg harris. Read more...