Living with home oxygen therapy - Teens

We have spoken to teens just like you who use home oxygen therapy so just put your feet up, chill out and have a look through this info:


There is nothing stopping you heading out, having fun with your friends and going on dates.

If you’re out with friends tell them what to do if you start to feel poorly, that way if anything happens to you when you’re out with them, they’ll be able to do something to help. Store our Healthcare Helpline number – 0800 373580 – in your mobile, just in case you need it.

Carrying your cylinder

We give you a carry bag for your portable cylinder as we want to make sure that it can be carried easily and is secure when you’re out. If you can use something of your own which looks loads better – go ahead – use it to carry your cylinder, we’ve got no issue with that. The only thing we ask is that you make sure the cylinder is secure and not rolling or rattling around.

Looking good

Make sure that any make up, facewash, moisturiser and spot creams you’re planning to use do not have any oil or petroleum-based products within them. Using any product that has oil or petroleum products in them on your skin where your oxygen touches can irritate the skin and cause dryness, redness or sores. If you’re having trouble finding something that both works without any oil or petroleum products in it, have a chat with the beauty specialists in a department store, a pharmacist or your GP.


In the summer it is essential that skin is protected from the sun by using a high factor suncream, but it is really important that any creams containing oils are petroleum products are not used anywhere on the skin. If you’re not sure which suncreams to use, you can check the ingredients shown on the bottle or speak to your pharmacist and explain the situation.


Never ever smoke whilst you’re using oxygen. Oxygen is a gas which when mixed with fire can make things burn superfast, loads faster than they will do normally – so don’t do it. Apart from that, it’s not likely to make you any better.

If your friends smoke, have a word and ask them to do it out of your way.

    Re-Ordering Oxygen Cylinders, Liquid Oxygen or Consumables

    To request replacement oxygen cylinders, nasal prongs, mask or consumables, please complete the form below. Please note that orders received after 6.30pm will be processed the next day:

    Do you or anyone in your household have cold or flu symptoms?

    If you are requesting a cylinder delivery you can chose a day for your delivery.

    Monday-Friday for North West patients or seven days a week in other areas.

    Please let us know your requirements:

    Large Static Cylinder

    Large static cylinder
    Used in the home, often for babies and children, Cluster Headache diagnosis or emergency oxygen

    Portable Cylinder

    Portable cylinder
    Used to move around inside/outside of the home

    Small Portable Cylinder

    Small portable cylinder
    Only available after a professional medical assessment

    Liquid Oxygen Tank

    Liquid oxygen tank

    Adult Cannula (Curved)
    Adult Cannula (Straight)
    Adult Mask
    Ear Protectors
    Paediatric Cannula
    Paediatric Mask
    Filter for Oxygen Machine
    Tender Grips

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