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How to prevent face lines from oxygen tubes?

I recently started using oxygen at night and when I wake up in the morning I have lines embedded in my cheeks from the oxygen tubes. I sleep on my sides and roll over several times at night, and the lines from tubes take several hours to go away in the morning. Anyone else have this problem and found a way to prevent them?

  1. After years of trying cotton and padding, finally found the solution. Wish I could market it. I use a silicone shoulder pad used to keep bra straps from slipping. There is a slot in the pad , where your bra strap should go, and I place my oxygen tubing in the slot and tape it shut. Voila ! Never a crease again , and is reusable when the tubing is changed. You can buy this on Amazon for less than $10 for several pair.

    1. Hi GRAMO, and thanks for joining in this conversation and, better yet, providing a solution that you found to be very effective.

      Perhaps others in our community will read what you have suggested and use the idea for their own benefit in order to prevent the 'face lines' from forming.

      And, you may want to consider marketing this - why not?!

      Again, thanks for your feedback and input.

      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  2. I am putting folded up kleenex under mine on my face & hope it doesnt fall out during the night. It only does once in awhile.

    1. Hi Annykat, and thanks for sharing the method you use to manage this concern. It sounds like this works well for you unless, as you said, the tissue falls out during the night.

      We appreciate your feedback here.

      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  3. I solved my problem of lines on my Face by the hose running across the cheeks, if I bring up the hose above my cheekbones before tightening it. Works! No more lines!!

    1. Hi teeger, and thank you for joining in this conversation about managing the imprints left by the oxygen supply tubing on one's face. We appreciate you sharing the success you have had using the method you described for us.
      We are grateful for your input.
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  4. Hi Chrisptx ~ the only way I have found to avoid the lines on my face is to sleep on my back so the tubing doesn't press into my face! Wishing you all the best on this journey!

    1. Hi ASAP815 and thanks for your input and for sharing what works for you regarding this situation. We appreciate your participation in this conversation. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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