Oxygen therapy is the main treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s because when you breathe carbon monoxide, it binds with and blocks hemoglobin, a protein in your blood that carries oxygen throughout your body. This starves your body of oxygen.
It doesn’t take much carbon monoxide in the air you breathe to get carbon monoxide poisoning. However, it takes a lot of oxygen to get rid of it.
This article discusses the emergency treatment needed for carbon monoxide poisoning. This includes first aid steps, oxygen therapy at the hospital, and other treatment for complications.