A 33-year-old male asked:
my blood oxygen level almost 100 % but i have shortness of breath 17/min ...what can help me breath better?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Louise Andrew answered
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stop worrying?: Bassem, clearly you are getting more than enough oxygen and 17 brpm is hardly elevated. If you are anxious about something, talk to someone. If your nose feels clogged you can use a saline spray. If you find yourself breathing VERY rapidly it can even make you feel more short of breath, so breathe in a brown paper bag for a few mins. If you are in pain or have a cough or fever, see a clinic.
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
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