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Errol, Alumni Mentor (@duvie)

Supplemental Oxygen and Nose Bleeds: What do you do?

Lung Health | Last Active: Apr 5 12:11am | Replies (9)

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@katt56b

What do you do when you are on O2 24/7. get a nose bleed and have to keep the tabs in your nose or you can't breath?

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Hi @katt56b People who use supplemental oxygen to breath can be at risk for nosebleeds because the nasal prongs can cause trauma to, or irritate, the inside of their noses. In this situation, two recommendations are to humidify the oxygen or switch to an oxygen mask instead of the nasal prongs. Nasal saline sprays also can help.

Do you get nosebleeds often?

It’s not easy. I have to dab a bit then. Inhale a bit. Dab a bit then inhale a bit.
It’s sort of a process I’ve learned over time. Use a saline gel, it may help you.

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