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How to use Humidifier bottle with Oxygen Concentrator?

A humidifier bottle can help ease a sore, dry, and/or bloody nose because oxygen is a dry gas. By passing via a water bottle attached to the concentrator or liquid system, the oxygen absorbs humidity.

What does a humidifier bottle do?

A humidifier bottle is a medical device used to humidify oxygen during therapy and emergencies with an oxygen providing system. It enhances humidity or moisture and reduces the dryness of supplemental oxygen. Read more: Size & Types of Humidifier Bottles

How to use Humidifier bottle?

Directions for use - Figure 1

  1. Fill the humidifier bottle with distilled water to the maximum fill line.
  2. Do not overfill.
  3. Attach the humidifier cap to the bottle. Tighten carefully making sure to thread the cap and bottle snugly. Avoid cross threading as this will cause a leak.
  4. Depending on the machine you have, attach the inlet nut to the oxygen outlet or humidifier adaptor (Figure 2) on the oxygen system and hand tighten. If the inlet nut or adaptor are cross threaded, oxygen will leak out.
  5. Test the humidifier for leaks by setting the flow rate at 4 liters (or higher) and block the humidifier outlet. The safety valve should “pop” or “whistle” within 15 seconds. If it does not, check the bottle and lid to assure they are tight and repeat the test.
  6. After the humidifier bottle is attached properly, connect your extension tubing to the humidifier outlet, and turn the flow rate to your prescribed level.

Instructions to blow water out of extension tubing

  1. Disconnect the oxygen tubing from the humidifier bottle
  2. Connect oxygen tubing to a continuous flow source, the concentrator or a back up tank.
  3. Increase liter flow to maximum setting of airflow. This will force the water out of the tubing in a short period of time.
  4. Once the tubing is clear of water, turn flow to correct setting, or regulator to the off position.
  5. Reinstall oxygen tubing to the humidifier bottle or directly to the concentrator.
  6. Once a week, disconnect the humidifier bottle and clean with soapy water, rinse well and refill with distilled water.

We have two bottle's available at the store. 

a)  AirLife Empty Humidifier Bottles, (370ml); SKU: 002006

b)  AirLife Empty Nebulizer Bottles, (350ml); SKU: 002002



Q.What are the prices of Oxygen Concentrator?

A.EmerDepot carry following Oxygen concentrator machine. The price are subjective to market.

Q.Do we have Oxygen Concentrator Accessories & Supplies for Sale ?

A.We have fast shipping & pre-order option for all the accessories of oxygen concentrator. Please call us at:1-888-401-3637 to talk to our sale representatives.

Q.How do you fill a humidifier bottle?

A.You should not use tap water or any other type of water beside distilled water in the humidifier. Even filtered tap water can still have tiny impurities that might not be harmful to you but can cause build up and malfunctions in the oxygen concentrator. The distilled water you purchase by the jug from the store will do.

Q.What liquid is used for the humidification of oxygen?

A.In order to administer low-flow oxygen therapy, it is currently common practice in many acute care hospitals to exclusively use clean water in humidifier reservoirs. Use distilled water instead. Although it is not advised, if you must use tap water, make sure to boil it first, let it cool, and then use it.

Q.Is distilled water good for humidifiers?

A.The quality of the water used in your humidifier plays a major role in how well it works. Always use demineralized, distilled, or filtered water in your humidifier to produce healthy indoor air quality that is safe to breathe and to prolong the life of your humidifier.

Q.Should I put hot or cold water in my humidifier?

A. Answer From Julie Baughn, M.D. For safety, always use cool-mist humidifiers for children. Hot water or steam from a warm-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer can burn a child if he or she gets too close. Hot water might also cause burns in the event of a spill.

Q.Can normal saline be used in oxygen humidifier?

A.It's not advisable to use normal saline as it spoils the equipment and the shell life of equipment reduces. Read More:

Q.Does oxygen dry out your lungs?

A.Oxygen is not addictive. Home oxygen therapy is not addictive and it will not weaken your lungs. You will get maximum benefit by using oxygen for the amount of time prescribed by your doctor. Read More

Q. Why is a humidifier beneficial?

A.The use of humidifiers in therapy prevents dryness, which can irritate many different body regions. The treatment of dry skin, lips, nose, throat, and nose can all benefit greatly from humidifiers. They also have the ability to lessen some flu and cold symptoms.

Q.Does humidifier Increase Oxygen ?

A.Humidifiers increase the amount of oxygen in the room, which can reduce headaches, prevent fatigue, help you sleep better, and make you feel more energetic overall. Read: 7 Benefits of an Air Humidifier

Q.How long and often you use your device determines the size?

A.If you use the humidifier frequently and for long periods of time, then a larger humidifier could be better for you as it would require less times that it needs to be refilled.

Q.What are Oxygen Concentrator Humidifiers Good for?

A.To mitigate the effects of the dryness from pure oxygen, a humidifier introduces moisture to the airflow. Having a dependable humidifier is crucial to reducing unwelcome symptoms because frequent use of an oxygen concentrator can cause nose irritation, sore throats, or lung discomfort.

Q.How Often Will I Need to Refill my Humidifier?

A.The translucent container found on the majority of humidifiers allows you to see when the water level is lowering and needs to be replaced. The frequency of refills depends on how frequently and at what settings you use your oxygen concentrator.

You can find a wide selection of oxygen concentrator humidifiers at Talk to our Oxygen Concentrator Expert. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select the proper device that is best for you. Call 1-888-401-3637 for more information.

Caution: It is extremely important that you assemble the humidifier bottles correctly to avoid any leaks or you may not be receiving the amount of oxygen prescribed.