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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Father in hospital : The fact he is in hospital with respiratory symptoms says he is ill but his doctors would know more information to help with your questions

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
32 years experience Family Medicine
Oxygen: You should see your primary care physician to assess the need for continuous oxygen. Also, you should stop smoking! smoking, pneumonia, and oxygen d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Please clarify.: Do you mean the amount of o2 in the blood or the oxygen saturation. An o2 saturation below 80 is quite low.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
36 years experience General Surgery
It's very safe : If your oxygen saturations are in the mid 90's you are getting enough oxygen. Supplemental oxygen at home is always in low enough concentrations tha ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
26 years experience Pulmonology
Danger zone: Stop worrying and seek help now. Being hospitalized for pna is not necessarily a bad thing.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Scan/imaging: Sometimes the medication is used post operatively to prevent clotting as the patient is on bed rest. Please discuss with the physician, and also discu ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Sounds serious: Cannot diagnosis online, get her evaluated in person urgently.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not necessarily: Unless major portion of your lung is involved and how sick you are, in the pneumonia process, your oxygen levels may not be affected.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wong
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: The reason they're keeping him/her in the hospital is that a baby's oxygen saturation should be above 97% so they're probably giving him/her extra oxy ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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No: A bad pneumonia can decrease your oxygen but your immune system actually goes into high gear in response to the infection. That is why you have sympto ... Read More

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