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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for carbon monoxide poisoning

Posted on Aug 8, 2009 in Health & Wellness

The purpose of oxygen therapy for the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning is to reduce the amount of carbon monoxide in the blood and restore the oxygen level to normal as quickly as possible.For hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the affected person lies down on a stretcher that slides into an acrylic tube about 7ft long and 25in. across. The pressure inside the tube is raised, and 100% oxygen is delivered under high pressure. Each treatment session lasts about 90 minutes. After treatment, the chamber is depressurized slowly while the person rests inside. What To Expect After Treatment A person...

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