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Treatment of COPD

Helpful Tips
  • Don't ever change the flow of oxygen unless directed by your physician.
  • Problems with your nasal cannula? Ask your oxygen supplier about these products:
  • There are hypoallergenic nasal cannulas available for your sensitive nose.
  • Don’t like the looks of the nasal cannula? There is a product that has the nasal cannula tubing built into an eyeglass frame.
  • Ear pads and tubing covers can reduce irritation around the ears.
  • Special gels are available to moisturize the nose and skin around the nose.
  • Be sure to order more oxygen at least two to three days before you need it.
  • Use backpacks or rolling carts to carry portable oxygen systems.
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