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Is Oxygen considered as medicine?
  • March 7, 2023
  • Naimish

Oxygen is a life-saving essential medicine with no substitution. Healthcare professionals use oxygen to treat respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 and pneumonia. Oxygen is also essential for surgery and trauma.  

When was Oxygen first considered as medicine?

The first-ever recorded use of oxygen was documented for medical purposes in 1885. This medical procedure was to treat a patient with pneumonia. This revolutionary treatment was administered and pioneered by Dr. George Holtzapple.

What is medical oxygen used for?
Medical oxygen is used for resuscitation, life support, and anesthesia. Medical oxygen is also used for respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, and Covid.

When was oxygen first bottled?

Then, in the 1950s, oxygen therapy was first made portable with small, high-pressure oxygen cylinders, a version of which was used regularly well into the 1970s and is sometimes still in use today.

Where can you have medical oxygen?

Medical oxygen is usually used mainly within a hospital or medical facility, but you can also have medical oxygen on a plane or boat with the use of portable oxygen cylinders and machines. Medical oxygen concentrators can also be used at home for patients who need oxygen most of the day and overnight.

For more information feel free to speak with our team at Aims Oxygen Pvt Ltd.