Getting Ready

Getting Ready for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Our state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen chamber offers powerful healing for problem wounds. Here are some guidelines to help you prepare for your visit.

For safety reasons, certain items not allowed inside the hyperbaric chamber. Please do not wear or bring the following into the chamber during your treatment:

  • Makeup
  • Perfume or aftershave
  • Hairspray/hair oils
  • Wigs/hairpieces
  • Nail polish
  • Alcohol or petroleum-based products
  • Cell phones/pagers
  • Metallic items (such as jewelry, titanium frame eyeglasses, keys, watches and coins)
  • Flammable materials or heat producing items (heating pad, lighters, cigarettes)
  • Hearing aids
  • Food, gum or candy

No Smoking, Please

You should also refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products over the entire course of therapy. Tobacco use will prolong or even prevent healing of a wound because it has a constricting effect on the blood vessels in your body.

Also, ask your hyperbaric physician for advice on wearing contact lenses during treatment.