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What is a nasal cannula device for home oxygen therapy?

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This is a soft plastic tube with two small prongs at one end. They go in your nose, and the tube rests over your ears to hold it in place. The other end connects to your oxygen supply. The nasal cannula delivers steady oxygen. It can dry your nose out a little.

From: Home Oxygen Therapy: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Thoracic Society: “Oxygen Therapy.”

COPD Foundation: “Oxygen Therapy.”

American Lung Association: “Oxygen Therapy,” “Supplemental Oxygen.”

American Association for Respiratory Care: “Home Oxygen Therapy.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American Thoracic Society: “Oxygen Therapy.”

COPD Foundation: “Oxygen Therapy.”

American Lung Association: “Oxygen Therapy,” “Supplemental Oxygen.”

American Association for Respiratory Care: “Home Oxygen Therapy.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 12, 2018

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