One of the potential adverse effects of using supplementary oxygen with an in-home continuous flow concentrator is dry nasal passages. Extreme discomfort from sore and scabby nasal membranes through to frequent nose bleeds, can be experienced by people.
A humidifier bottle attached to an in-home concentrator moistens the air. The oxygen passes through water before coming out of the concentrator and being breathed in via either a mask or nasal cannula.
The humidifier supplied by Innerpeace is equipped with a safety valve. The safety valve acts as a warning device and will emit either an intermittent or continuous sound as it releases excess pressure to the atmosphere. If this occurs, check the tubing to ensure there is no kinking or blockage, before resuming usage of the humidifier.