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Nasal Cannula - Carers UK Forum

Nasal Cannula

Share your ideas about the practical side of caring.
My wife has to wear a nasal cannula 24 hours a day, but is finding that the tubes around her ears are very irritating to the skin. Does anyone know of any pads or something similar that we could fit to the cannula to prevent this. We have tried cotton wool, but this is almost as bad as the plastic tube.
Hi,
a small square of gauze between the ear and the tube seems to be the standard suggestion.

Did see this invention http://www.amazon.com/SP-Medical-Oxygen ... B0041LEHGC so might be worth googling further, as you probably wouldn't want a pack of 25 ... and is quicker if buy from UK and cheaper shipping.

Melly1
My wife had the same problem and we cured it with just one phone call to our oxygen supplier. they sent her purpose made tube covers. All they are are pieces of foam about 2 inches long that clips around the cannula tube. Simple.
Best of luck.
grahamg