Return to previous page
Is it okay to keep the nasal cannula in your nose, if your oxygenconcentrator is off?
I mean, of course you can breath with it, but won’t you get too much CO2? Or probably more prone to infections because you breath in your nose stuff ?
A little context: I do not have copd but need an oxygenconcentrator, my drops fluctuate. Let’s say I am walking around, POC on. Then I notice: SpO2 is normal, I can turn it off. Keep on doing what I’m doing, POC stays on my back, nasal cannula in nose. When I notice it drops I turn it on. Without knowing how long between. I’d say max 1 hour. But maybe even as short as 5 minutes.
(It’s not possible to prevent the drops by keeping it on. If I can move without it, I don’t need it, and keeping it on will give me too much oxygen).
Join Us on COPD360social
It is not our intention to serve as a substitute for medical advice and any content posted should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. While we encourage individuals to share their personal experiences with COPD, please consult a physician before making changes to your own COPD management plan.