Care recipient (cr) gets chapped lips and dry skin when using oxygen therapy

Try: Use a water-based moisturizer on lips and in nose to prevent drying and cracking read labels and look for a product that lists water as the first ingredient petroleum-based products such as vaseline petroleum jelly can plug the air holes in the cannula put a piece of gauze under the tubing to keep the skin behind ears from chafing

Materials: Water-based moisturizer gauze

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: respiratory care help 2008 by sherman oaks medical supplies available at www shermanoaksmedical com

Keywords: Oxygen therapy oxygen dry skin chapped lips nasal cannula care nasal prongs

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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