cannulas and allsorts

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Hi, I've been 'foraging' again and come across something called 'Oxyarm'

Just wondered if anyone has used one and if so what their verdict was regarding comfort, effectiveness etc. I ask because I sometimes come across 02 users complaining of sore noses or getting sore above their ears due to the cannula. Believe the oxyarm is designed to circumvent this. Question is , is it a gimmick or has anyone found it useful? Looking at it I think i would give it a go as long as its not a silly price. It's a bit like wearing a headset or DJ's mike. Might perhaps be useful for when nose is sore as an alternative ? Also noticed that where 'arm' comes across side of face it is not touching skin, so makeup wouldn't get messed up. I also like the idea of the little 'cup' in front of nose/mouth instead of prongs stuck up nose! I've seen a few versions now, some look better than others. Think I might give it a go if I go on 02 as I won't be used to any particular one, so I could try usual NHS and buy an Oxyarm too. Probably best to rotate use anyway as those sort of things usually each have pros and cons don't they. Anyhow, let me know what you think if you've either tried one or know someone who has.

Vanessa

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    Morning Vanessa, I haven't heard of this, but it sounds a good idea. Will look it up on the net.

    Maybe someone has used one and will come on here and tell us what it is like.

    Tessa

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    After floating around and reading a few studies and opinions, it seems the oxyarm is fine, its all a matter of personal preference. They didn't cost much and they're OK for mouth breathers as well as nose breathers. You can eat, drink etc with them on. I think the main attraction is for relief from sore nose and ear problems and not having the tubing touching your face.

    Doc's seem fine with them too.

    Also came up with another one oxy- view glasses! Instead of cannula across the face, it is part of specs, and then the nasal prongs come down from by nose bridge or somewhere (hard to see, they're so well disguised)

    down sides of nose to nostils.

    Also came across ref to something called 'soft- hose' described by user as addictive and much better then hose that is usually supplied.

    See I have much to learn on this subject!

    Vanessa

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    Keep going Vanessa, you are getting so much information for us.

    Tessa

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    Apparently there's a company called softhose that makes good lay flat hose and extra soft nasal cannulas with soft small prongs that users reckon they forget they're there. It's an American company who will ship to UK if asked. Just received a message from a UK user telling me about it after I posted a request for any user experiences on another site. She says they are excellent. Van. :angel:
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    All these things are well worth looking into if they can make life a little easier and more pleasant.

    Tessa

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