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Do you use oxygen at home or know anyone who does? I've just bought a canister off the internet and started using it hoping it will help a surgical wound to heal

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loveyouradvice Sun 08-Sep-19 19:00:00

Hi - this is a new world for me.

I've just had an operation and am not healing as fast as they would hope - wound site still inflamed.

And I gather oxygen in the blood helps! So I bough a canister off the internet from a reputable company and have been breathing in 10 breathes twice a day.

Does anyone on here use oxygen canisters for anything? I gather people use for sport? feeling tired? other stuff?

Three questions:
1. How do you use it
2. What sort of results do you get
3. And have you heard of people using it to help them heal?

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jollyohh Sun 08-Sep-19 19:08:07

Good nutrition is the best thing for wound healing along with staying mobile to promote blood flow to the area.

How many days post op are you?

Greybeardy Sun 08-Sep-19 19:10:23

As posted in your other thread on this, at the very best it’s a waste if money. At worst it’s actively dangerous.

Floralnomad Sun 08-Sep-19 19:11:58

Madness , as pp said this can be very dangerous and it won’t help with wound healing .

Snowpatrolling Sun 08-Sep-19 19:20:24

Not only is it a fire risk, to much oxygen in your blood can kill you.
You clearly don’t know what your doing with it so please stop.

PotteringAlong Sun 08-Sep-19 19:24:26

Why would you do this? Stop now and, unless you’ve informed your house insurance that you’ve got it, get the oxygen tank out of your house now!

putputput Sun 08-Sep-19 19:26:18

This is not going to help with wound healing. People with chronic respiratory illness and chronically low oxygen levels have delayed wound healing, but no one would just strap oxygen on to them like that!

For someone with no respiratory issues what you're doing is at best a total waste of money and at worst dangerous to your health.

LittleMissEngineer Sun 08-Sep-19 19:26:57

This is a bad idea.

My mother legitimately used oxygen for COPD. Her use was closely monitored. You could do yourself some harm doing this.

Agree with a PP: very good nutrition, along with good wound care and sensible amounts of mobility (if appropriate) are the best way forward.

loveyouradvice Sun 08-Sep-19 20:56:55

Thanks really helpful ....

I'm on top of the nutrition and now I'm two weeks post op am up to doing gentle exercise

Really appreciate all the instant response

There are indications that I have a lower oxygen level but I will check this out more thoroughly!

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UBeaut Sun 08-Sep-19 23:27:41

If you you have low oxygen levels you need to find out the cause. Oxygen and COPD for example needs to be carefully managed.

Is the wound infected?

JoanieCash Sun 08-Sep-19 23:31:51

What indications that you have a lower oxygen level are you referring too? This is madness and won’t help with wound healing and a few whiffs twice a day is just placebo.

Tootyfilou Mon 09-Sep-19 10:16:22

Dear god! How ridiculous. OP you could cause real harm doing this.

loveyouradvice Tue 10-Sep-19 12:55:13

Thanks all - my understanding is that I can't cause any harm by doing this - but that it is probably totally ineffective.

I've talked to my pharmacist - who laughed and recommended great food, sinc and vitamin C for better healing - and am talking to an expert about the Oxygen issue this week. Not all medicine is cut and dried - I have a very misunderstood condition which throws up anomalies ... and I dont have COPD.

Really appreciate all the great advice on here and my focus is indeed on great nutrition and gentle exercise

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crosser62 Tue 10-Sep-19 13:00:13

I think it was clear on your exact same post from the other day that every single one of the many and numerous replies to you that this is extremely poor judgement and the advice given still stands.
Not sure why you are posting this again, it seems that you are getting the very same replies again.

danni0509 Tue 10-Sep-19 13:05:34

You can buy medical grade Manuka honey for slow wound healing, it's used by the nhs. And believe me it works.

WalkofShame Tue 10-Sep-19 13:07:45

Are you the same person who decided it was a good idea to drink salt water because they read about it on the internet and then (unsurprisingly) got really sick?

Outnumberedmumof4 Tue 10-Sep-19 13:08:50

I second Manuka Honey.

Please don’t continue to use the oxygen. You are not a medical professional nor have you been given explicit advice to use the oxygen by a medical professional. Brush it off all you want but you’re very naïve

slipperywhensparticus Tue 10-Sep-19 13:10:15

Really? Dejavu

chemenger Tue 10-Sep-19 13:11:30

You got a lot of replies when you posted exactly the same question a couple of days ago. What was it about those replies that you didn’t understand?

differentkindofpenguin Tue 10-Sep-19 13:18:48

Using oxygen when you don't need it- and you can only know if you have your blood gases checked ( these will only tell you what your oxygen and co2 levels are at that exact time, so no use at all an hour later) is indeed harmful, and can be lethal.
Please also be weary of " experts"
Oh and honey is great, but don't use it on a healthy would bed.
Read up on healthy wound healing, and the inflammation process. Use resources that are aimed for example, medical or nurses students, rather then random self appointed " experts"

loveyouradvice Tue 10-Sep-19 13:41:58

outnumbered and danni - thank you - I'd forgotten about Mannuka honey - I'll get some this afternoon

And re posting on here and AIBU - I posted both at the same time, not confident this board would get swift reactions. I am really appreciative that so many people have spent time giving me great feedback - even though the summary is I've probably been rather naive!

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