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Because of my concern about using portable oxygen if I go into a store. I was concerned that I would be breathing in the surrounding air straight into my nose. My doctor advised me to remove the tubing while I was in the store - make only a brief trip - but have my oxygen close by if needed immediately
Hope this helps anyone using supplemental oxygen.

  1. Hi Olderbrit and thanks for sharing the suggestion your physician gave you with the community. I have also heard recommendations to continue using the nasal cannula with a barrier mask used simultaneously. The mask will cover the cannula and one's nose.

    This is going to be a decision made by all of the folks who use supplemental oxygen and have concerns too about being outside with the oxygen and a mask.

    It's always a good idea to discuss this with one's own physician.

    We appreciate your feedback here. What do you think?

    Wishing you well,
    Leon (site moderator

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