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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
SeekEvaluationToday!: The oxygen saturation of 91% is lower than we like to see generally speaking. Given his history of asthma in addition to his current respiratory infec ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
More information pls: Your son's asthma is not under good control and his asthma plan, pulmonary function testing, and possibly imaging studies will provide more informatio ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doc ASAP: His asthma is out of control ,need to rush him to doctor or nearest ER. Oxygen level is unacceptably low for asthma.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Asthma evaluation: A virtual consult with Healthtap is available. Your Dad's asthma is not well controlled, and a course of steroids and adjustment of the medications is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: People with asthma usually have normal or near normal oxygen level. But you will be in mortal danger when it is gets below 90. Thus a normal oxygen l ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes it is possible; since the (smooth muscle) constriction of the bronchi can not be seen in chest x ray. Most people with asthma have normal oxygen l ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you are not having a flare of your asthma. If flaring, your oxygen level may lower as the flare worsens and your chest x-ray will likely show (if ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
12 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lots of overlap: Asthma and panic symptoms often have a great deal of similarity including shortness of breath and tightness in one's chest. And for those with asthma, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not possible: If the oxygen level in at 70% (whether pO2 or O2 sat), the person cannot be healthy. Perhaps the problem is with the instrument measuring it.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Schneider
45 years experience Integrative Medicine
Low O2 saturation: Low oxygen in the blood can be due to worsening asthma. Check with your PCP.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma: When asthma is poorly controlled it can increase work of breathing: The person will be working harder to move air in and out because the breathing tub ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: During an asthma event people use additional muscles/effort to breathe because there is airway restriction to air entry. It might prevent deeper breat ... Read More
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