A 36-year-old male asked:
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i read a recent study that sleeping infants have avg spo2 of 98%. i'm advised by our med team that it's ok for my son to drop to 92%. is 92% normal?

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Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Oxygen saturation: We can drop to lower spO2 and be fine, 92% is acceptable in many situations
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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