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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used to treat chronic or necrotized infections, or anaerobic infections, since the 1960s. HBOT is well known to reduce inflammation and has anti-infection properties. HBOT is shown to reduce healing time, since tissue oxygenation will supply the cells with oxygen that are responsible for healing infected tissue. Necrotized infections can be deadly to the patient, because they can go septic. It is imperative that the person can get all forms of treatment possible, including HBOT recommended by their doctor.
According to John Hopkins Health, Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection | Johns Hopkins Medicine, symptoms of a necrotized infection in even a small wound can include pain and warmth at the wound, a fever, grayish liquid oozing from the wound, excessive sweating, and difficulty to think clearly. “People with some of these symptoms are surprised to learn that they have a necrotizing soft tissue infection because it did not seem to be especially severe at first. But these infections can progress rapidly even overnight, if they are not aggressively treated.”
There are a few treatment options available for those with serious necrotized infections, and HBOT is one of them. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this debilitating condition, your health provider will send you to a specialist that will be able to give you the best treatment possible. That will most likely include antibiotics, tetanus shot, surgery to remove the damaged tissue, as well as HBOT at a medical grade Hyperbaric Oxygen facility. The sooner a patient can get themselves to a hyperbaric facility, the more tissue that can be saved.
HBOT supplies the body with oxygen from a hyperbaric chamber, which allows the body to heal from within. Oxygen is required for all healing processes. HBOT increases collagen production as well as angiogenesis, the production of blood vessels. This process applies to the body fighting an infection, as stated in this study here Hyperbaric oxygen and wound healing – PMC.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery Inc. is conveniently located in San Rafael, and we serve the Bay Area and beyond. A local teen was able to resolve her foot infection with HBOT and avoid painful debridements and a possible amputation. She did her own research, and brought the idea of HBOT along with the research we provided her to her doctor. The usual rounds of antibiotics were not able to heal the wound before it became serious. According to her testimonial, “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was absolutely necessary for helping clear out infection rapidly and effectively. Swelling and edema were reduced by vasoconstriction, preventing the infection from becoming septic throughout the body.” Her full testimonial can be found here Fungal Infection • Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, Inc.
Focusing on the breath helps calm the mind and soul, medical grade HBOT oxygen saves life and limb. If you have any questions regarding HBOT and how it can help you or a loved one, please give us a call at 415-785-8652 so you can schedule a consultation with one of our hyperbaric physicians. They will work with you and your health care team to come up with the best healing protocol for you. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare! Alleviate suffering now and improve your quality of life by calling Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery.