Will I need a humidifier with my oxygen therapy?

If you are using transtracheal oxygen therapy (where oxygen comes in through a small tube inserted in your throat), you generally need a humidifier. You can use a humidifier or saline water sprays if your nose gets dry while using the nasal tubing or mask delivery systems. Change the water in your humidifier completely every day or two. Talk with your doctor about any concerns you have.

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