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Managing MCS
Is oxygen therapy dangerous?
with William J. Rea, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.E.M.

Environmental Health

Dear Dr. Rea,
I am currently using six liters of oxygen a minute through a tygon tube that is 1/4 inch in diameter with a ceramic face mask. Is this dangerous? Is it possible to over-inflate my air sacs and give myself emphysema? Also, I use the oxygen tank to add oxygen to my bath water. Both methods are used for detoxification purposes. Is there a safe protocol I should be using?

Dr. Rea’s response:
No, it’s not dangerous and you will not give yourself emphysema. I recommend to my patients to use oxygen for two hours per day, 4-8 liters per minute. I find it more effective than one hour a day.

William J. Rea, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.E.M.
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  • Lisa

    June 7, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I am just curious why you recommend oxygen for your patients? I have been using oxygen for years now (I am 19 with MCS along with some other genetic disorders and co-occurring disorders) and I do find I feel better on oxygen but the hospital didn’t like me on it when my O2 stats were fine and warned me of eye hazards (I use a non rebreather mask) so we only use it when my MCS is flaring and I’m in respiratory distress.

  • Lenny E

    November 6, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Oxygen in bath water to detoxify? Are you kidding me??? How, exactly, would that “detoxify?” And what “toxins” are eliminated?

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