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Adult Asthma Pulse Oximetry Low
Oximeter is giving a reading of 92 with a pulse of 103 for a 3 year old that has asthma while asleep after xopenex. Is this normal?Is oxygen too low?
See below: A pulse ox of 92% indicates a moderate asthma attack. Pulse is normal. More importantly is wether or not your child is responding to treatment. Proper treatment can prevent the attack from becoming severe with a pulse ox <90%. You want to prevent that. CALL YOUR PEDIATRICIAN FOR ADVICE. If unable to reach he/she have your child evaluated in ER/EC ...Read more
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
I have asthma and a pulse oximeter. I use it to check when I get an asthma attack. What Spo2 is normal? So I know when to go to the ER. I am 25.
When it gets worse: I agree with Dr Grieve that pulse oximetry is useless in monitoring asthma .The rule of thumb is symptoms . If you are waking up at night from asthma more than 2x/wk, using your rescue inhaler nearly daily, or the breathing is getting progressive worse, you need to see your doctor. Lung function monitoring helps but the readings do not always correlate with severity of your asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help. My 9 yr old son has been sick n has asthma.now having a rough time breathing. Pulse ox is btwn 91 to 93 w/1st treatment when do I go to er?
Asthma to ER: You do need to take your child to ER with these symptoms and the pulse oximetry. ...Read more
Around 95%...: Between exacerbations, an asthmatic's pulse ox is normal since airway obstruction in asthma is reversible by definition. During an asthma exacerbation, the airways are obstructed/inflamed to a certain degree depending on the severity of the exacerbation and the pulse ox may decrease. Supplemental oxygen may then be necessary to maintain oxygen delivery to vital organs/tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
History of asthma, pneumonia less than 1 month ago. Chest heavy, pulse ox 93/94. Burning up checks beat red but feel cold and hurts all over? How bad?
Low oxygen...: During an asthma exacerbation the body is trying to get enough oxygen via the blood to all critical organs. So, by increasing the respiratory rate, more oxygen can enter the body via the lungs. By increasing the heart rate, more blood can be circulated so more oxygen can be delivered. Both are compensation mechanisms the body uses to insure adequate oxygen delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Air hunger on and off everyday gets bad, not anxiety. Echocardiogram ok, not asthma, exercise doesnt make worse. Pulse oximter 96-99% Thyroid ok.FBC K?
D-dimer?: You need a d-dimer and if elevated, a high resolution CT to rule out pulmonary embolism. You need a metabolic profile (blood work) to rule out metabolic acidosis. I would also get pulmonary function tests with methacholine challenge to rule out occult or inducible asthma. If all is negative, a blood gas during symptoms would be helpful to prove hyperventilation. Rebreathing into a paper bag helps ...Read more
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