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A person tested covid positive. he/she checked the oxygen level using oximeter but the oxygen level is 78%.what to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Time to see the doctor.

Answered Jun 2, 2021

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

That is low and should be followed up in an ER so that a chest X-ray can be done.

Answered Jun 2, 2021

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

If the person was able to check his/her oxygen saturation, the value you reported is likely to be incorrect. If it is correct, the person should be taken to a hospital immediately.

Answered Jun 2, 2021

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