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Oxyggen Tubing.....

Oxyggen Tubing.....

Why would you put your oxygen tubing in a dryer w/a. Towel???

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Depending on how large a space you have, I have taken my tubing and strategically attached it to the upper part of the wall by the ceiling with tape, much like you would a string of lights....It reaches all the way around the down stairs, keeps it up off the floor and reduces the bunching up. I have a 3,000 sq ft town house, but it works perfectly for me, and even reaches upstairs into the shower. When I'm sitting, I roll the tubing and place it around the back of a chair, or somewhere that keeps it off the floor and allows me to unwind it as needed.

This has really worked well for me....I rarely ever have any major struggles with it.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member, Since I've been on oxygen for years, first use the green tubing as it tangles less. Then I'd request Soft cannulas either 4' or 7' a swivel is helpful when attaching the cannulas to the green tubing. These cannulas will get harder with time especially when touching the oil from your skin on your face. I wash my cannulas with bacterial soap. At least once mostly twice a day or as needed. (i.e. Falls in the dirt, or in the kitchen sink, etc.). Should condensation get into the cannulas or green tubing, you blow it out by increasing the air flow to its highest position. Everything is straight and you place your cannula in a position to empty the water from your tubing. Now if the condensation is only in the green tubing, remove the cannula and continue as before. Remember to adjust your air flow back to your Doctors recommendations. I hope this helps. Have a breath easy day. God Bless

edited, originally posted about 5 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Soak tubing in very warm or hot water for 10 minutes, then stretch it straight and secure it on both ends to something. Wait for tubing to cool down before removing. Should work.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

First off I use 2-25' green hoses with a swivel connector between them and at the cannula keeps the tangles down and I replace hoses every two months and cannulas weekly my provider gives them to me free.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Change your tubing and canules at least every two weeks! Clean your water bottle on your consintrater once a week with white vinegar! And if you have filters on your consintrater once a week! And wash your hands often! If I am out and about I keep antibacterial wipes in the car and wipe hands down every time I get into the car. I do not like the liquid hand sanitizer at all! I try to do anything to keep healthy!

posted about 5 years ago
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