O2 while sleeping very sore nose

Posted by marley1 @marley1, Dec 28, 2020

I have COPD and been on O2 at night for about six months. My nose is very sore all the time. I have tried Ayr saline mist, Ayr saline nasal gel. I also read that Ky gel works I tried and it doesn't help me. Please give me some suggestions. Thanks

@marley1, I have sleep apnea and have had soreness on the inside of my nose while using my CPAP. I tried one of the products I found at my local medical store called RoEzIt which is a moisturizer with Aloe Vera. It worked really well at keeping the nose moisturized and prevented it from getting sore for me. I'm not sure you can buy the product anymore but according to my sleep therapist that first recommended it to me, any moisturizer that is petroleum free will work. The Lung Health Institute has some tips with links to some recommendations including one you've already tried.

Tips to Prevent Dryness from Oxygen Therapy: https://lunginstitute.com/blog/tips-prevent-dryness-oxygen-therapy/

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Did you try the water bottle that attaches to your generator and the o2 bubbles through to add moisture to your oxygen?

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@johnbishop

@marley1, I have sleep apnea and have had soreness on the inside of my nose while using my CPAP. I tried one of the products I found at my local medical store called RoEzIt which is a moisturizer with Aloe Vera. It worked really well at keeping the nose moisturized and prevented it from getting sore for me. I'm not sure you can buy the product anymore but according to my sleep therapist that first recommended it to me, any moisturizer that is petroleum free will work. The Lung Health Institute has some tips with links to some recommendations including one you've already tried.

Tips to Prevent Dryness from Oxygen Therapy: https://lunginstitute.com/blog/tips-prevent-dryness-oxygen-therapy/

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Thanks so much.

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@mrbill

Did you try the water bottle that attaches to your generator and the o2 bubbles through to add moisture to your oxygen?

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No I am not to comfortable trying that. I know many people do.

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