Stopping a Runny Nose When Using Supplemental Oxygen
Recently a few members of this forum, and our other social media platforms such as Facebook, have been asking about how to stop the constant runny nose that can sometimes be associated with using supplemental oxygen. This can certainly be an unpleasant side effect for many patients living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), although a necessity when we rely on using supplemental oxygen to breathe.
If you experience this as a patient living with PF, do you have any tips & tricks on how to help stop a constant runny nose while using supplemental oxygen?
One kind member of our forums took the time to share a tip that she received from another PF warrior that seemed to help with this side effect. She mentioned using a cannula with shorter and wider prongs. More specifically, she said that the Salter Labs ref. 1600-7 with 7ft tubing was helpful in stopping the constantly runny nose she had about 80% of the time.
I’m so thankful for all the kind support that takes place on these forums, and would love to hear from you if you have any additional tips and tricks that has helped reduce or eliminate this unpleasant side effect of using supplemental oxygen.
Thanks in advance for sharing!
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