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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.

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