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Odor and Chemical-Free Nasal Cannulas

14 Apr 2016
| Under Lung Disease, Treatments | Posted by | 8 Comments
Odor and Chemical-Free Nasal Cannulas

For many people with chronic lung diseases, oxygen therapy is a significant part of their treatment plan. When lung disease makes getting enough oxygen difficult, doctors may prescribe oxygen therapy for home use. Oxygen therapy helps you receive more oxygen so that you’re blood-oxygen levels improve. Oxygen is essential to a healthy functioning body. One complaint some people have with their oxygen therapy tubing and nasal cannula is that they have a strong smell. To help you, we’ve done some research and found some information about odor and chemical-free nasal cannulas that you’ll want to know.

What are nasal cannulas?

Odor and Chemical-Free Nasal Cannulas

Nasal cannulas are the nasal prongs that connect to tubing and are used to deliver oxygen through the nose. A nasal cannula is made of a flexible tube that is placed under the nose with the two prongs that are placed inside the nostrils. Because nasal cannulas tend to be less intrusive, allowing people to eat and speak, they are usually a primary choice for oxygen delivery.

What makes the nasal cannulas have a smell?

Odor and Chemical-Free Nasal Cannulas

Depending on what materials the nasal cannulas and oxygen tubing are made of will change the smell. With a wide variety of materials, such as flexible DEHP plastic, soft PVC plastic, vinyl and even non-latex rubber, finding the best options for you can be challenging. Typically, nasal cannulas that are made of plastic have a stronger smell than nasal cannulas made of other materials. However, all nasal cannulas will have a smell despite the materials used to create them. Some people who use oxygen therapy recommend airing out tubing and nasal cannulas prior to use.

Where can I learn more about where to buy nasal cannulas?

Odor and Chemical-Free Nasal Cannulas

There are many options available to you, and it’s best to discuss these options with your doctor before trying them. Your doctor might have a recommendation of what brand he or she wants you to use, so remember to talk with your doctor.

What can I do to feel better?

Odor and Chemical-Free Nasal Cannulas

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to buy and what to avoid. We hope that learning more about odor and chemical-free nasal cannulas helps you understand what’s available and what to discuss with your doctor. Along with your current treatment plan, which could include oxygen therapy, you may qualify for cellular therapy at the Lung Institute. If you or a loved one has a chronic lung disease and would like more information about how cellular therapy could improve your lung function and quality of life, contact us today by calling (800) 729-3065.

8 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    5 months ago

    Lynn:

    Thank you for your question. Because treatment costs vary based on treatment type, it’s best to speak with one of our well-qualified medical team to discuss treatment options. They will also be able to talk about financing. We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular therapy, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Lynn R Cox

    5 months ago

    I HAVE MOST OF THE COST OF. THE STEM CELL TREATMENT. WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE COST IS PAYABLE MONTHLY…PLEASE ANSWER ME IN TRUTH SO I CAN ARGUE WITH THE VA..AND BE SURE OF WHAT I’m TALKING ABOUT…THANK you

  3. M R

    1 year ago

    Hello Eric,
    Thank you for your question. Please give us a call at (855) 313-1149. That way one of our patient coordinators can go over all your questions and give you the best info based on your situation. Thanks again and have a great day.

  4. Eric Peel

    1 year ago

    Have severe reactive airway decease. On Ssn disability , have Medicare and primary doctor VA. On oxygen when sleeping, albuterol in nebulizer, with 10mg prednisone. Would cellular treatment work ,and would that be covered under my types of insurance. Paint, rubbers,gas, diels, perfumes, men’s cologne, carpets, glues, etc. Affects my breathing .

  5. Bonnie

    2 years ago

    In regards to the smell/odor of the plastic tubing…. I’ve learned to take mine out of the plastic and let sit out for a day or two. The smell isn’t bad when switching then.

  6. PB

    2 years ago

    Dear Lorri,

    Thanks for your comment. Because treatment cost varies depending on treatment type, it’s best to speak one-on-one with one of our patient coordinators. Our patient coordinators have a wealth of knowledge about cellular therapy, treatment and cost, and they’re happy to answer your questions and your mother’s questions today. Feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  7. Lorri Collins

    2 years ago

    What is cost of cell therapy and can someone qualify for help if their insurance doesn’t cover it and what other options do you offer as far as payment..my mom has interstitual lung disease and is using about 40% of her lung capacity..could you please send me information on this…

  8. Dallas

    2 years ago

    Good read

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