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A 18-year-old male asked:

I am suffering from corona my oxygen level is 95 but facing difficulty in breathing. is this is a sign that i will have to go on a ventilator??

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Oxygen level of 95 (I assume breathing room air, not supplemental oxygen) is fine. No where near needing a ventilator. However, if oxygen level drops below 90 see a doctor - promptly
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
If you are short of breath, please see your physician. Monitor your breathing, O2 saturation, treat fever and pain and stay well hydrated. the symptoms may linger and watch for worsening.

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