An oxygen hood is a plastic dome or box with warmed and humidified oxygen inside. The oxygen hood is used for babies who can breathe on their own but still need extra oxygen.
Review Date 11/5/2022
Updated by: Mary J. Terrell, MD, IBCLC, Neonatologist, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.