U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
India
A 18-year-old male asked:

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

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Time to see the doctor.
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
That is low and should be followed up in an ER so that a chest X-ray can be done.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 2, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.