Hi everyone, This is my first time to write on here but I have been reading your blogs for quite a few weeks.
I was advised by the doctor at the hospital to go onto O2 just when out walking. However I have a problem with the plastic smell of the cannula. I seem to be either elergic or sensitive to it. When I used it for the first time I started coughing a lot and could smell the plastic immediately. After using it for the third time I could hardly tolerate it. I started wheezing and my breathing got worse. Therefore I left it off for a week or so until I felt better, but every time I tried to use it again the same thing happens. The tubing doesn't contain latex and suposed to be hypotensive. I'm at my wits end as I don't know what to now. There will be one day when I may have to use it regularly so I must find a solution. Please is there anyone come across this problem before or any suggestions.