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I have had a head/chest cold for 4 days now. on day 2 i went to urgent care because i was having trouble breathing. my bp was 90/70 (normally 120/80 area) and pulsox 92. i do have an appt with my doc tomorrow but i've been very dizzy and light headed, i h

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Dehydration: highly likely. We don't see all your answer, but dizziness and lightheadedness usually means low blood pressure. Drink AT LEAST 8 oz of non alcohol, non caffeinated liquid (water or something salty like soup) every hour until you stop feeling dizzy. If not better in 4-6 hours, call your doc to see if you can get IV fluids. Search https://www.healthtap.com/expert/tips for managing dehydration.

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