What to Expect
During a hyperbaric oxygen treatment, patients will enter a chamber wearing a hospital gown. There is nothing fancy to do during the treatment, just relax and breathe. Patients can watch television or listen to music during therapy to help pass the time.
Treatments can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Doctor’s will often prescribe a certain amount depending on the wound and its severity. Also, some patients require multiple treatments.
Staff helps patients feel comfortable during their treatment. Since the patient will be in a pressurized chamber, it is common for ears to pop, but it is not too uncomfortable.
After the treatment is completed, patients may feel light-headed or tired, but that will go away as you breathe normal air again and adjust to regular atmospheric pressures.