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How do I care for my nose being sore from a nasal cannula?

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how do I care for my nose being sore from a nasal cannula ?
lt;p>Hi,</p><p>In addition to vaseline you can apply a suitable antiseptic cream like Savlon twice a aday.Moreover wash your nose with cold water three times a day .At night apply vaseline or petroleum jelly.</p><p>Hope it will work.</p><p>Regards,</p><p>Dr.Naeem</p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

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How do I prevent skin problems while using oxygen?

  • Place gauze pads or cotton wrap between the tubing and your skin. You may need this protection over the cheek area and behind your ears. Padding helps keep your skin from getting sore where the cannula tube or mask strap rests against your skin. Call your caregiver if you see blood or feel sores behind your ears.

  • Check around your nose and ears for areas of redness or irritation. If you see redness, rub the area gently. Change the position of the tubing or add extra padding to prevent further irritation.

  • Oxygen can make your nose and mouth dry. If dryness is a problem, use a water-based lubricating jelly (such as K-Y Jelly®) on your lips and nose. Do not get the lubricating jelly in the tubing or prongs of the cannula. Do not use oil-based products, such as petroleum jelly.

  • Take off the cannula or mask two or three times a day and wipe it clean with a wet cloth.
this info is very good.But what I understood that probably you are having sore skin after canula has been removed .Actually basic idea is to make the area lubricated and also to keep changing the position of cannula during the day twice or thrice so that the skin at one area doesnt get damaged.
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