Even though it is considered safe, some patients may still experience some side effects of oxygen therapy. An experienced medical professional must always administer the treatment.
These are some of the side effects of oxygen therapy:
- Bloody nose or skin irritation where oxygen is administered
- Morning headaches
- Side effects of transtracheal oxygen therapy, including infection, tube slipping, injury to the windpipe and mucus balls blocking the tube
While not a medical side effect, oxygen therapy poses a fire risk. Oxygen is not explosive, but it can intensify a fire. It’s important to follow all safety precautions outlined by the medical device manufacturer.
Learn more about the side effects of oxygen therapy by speaking with a specialist at Florida Hospital.