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Asthma Oxygen Levels
My son is 4 and weighs 34lbs he has an upper n lower respiratory infection he also has asthma oxygen level is 91 is that normal?
SeekEvaluationToday!: The oxygen saturation of 91% is lower than we like to see generally speaking. Given his history of asthma in addition to his current respiratory infection he really needs to be evaluated either in the pediatrician's office today (or the ED if unable to get appointment). It may be that you just need to increase the frequency of his asthma meds, but only after a thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you have asthma..Will your oxygen levels be decreased? If it always shows above 98..Most likely you don't have asthma.
Yes: Yes it is possible; since the (smooth muscle) constriction of the bronchi can not be seen in chest x ray. Most people with asthma have normal oxygen levels most of the time (even during attacks, respiratory rate, heart rate will tend to compensate the hypoxia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of undiagnosed asthma? I have 100% oxygen levels. Can anxiety trigger an attack?
Lots of overlap: Asthma and panic symptoms often have a great deal of similarity including shortness of breath and tightness in one's chest. And for those with asthma, panic can cause an attack prompted by hyperventilation and cascading stress symptoms. Creating a journal of symptom occurence may help your doctor determine whether symptoms are due to asthma or anxiety. ...Read more
Why would a healthy 24 year old male have an oxygen level of 70%? He does not smoke but does have asthma.
My oxygen level is ranging between 91 and 98. I feel very tired and like my air doesn't go deep. I do have slight asthma and allergies. what do I do?
Asthma: When asthma is poorly controlled it can increase work of breathing: The person will be working harder to move air in and out because the breathing tubes are narrowed. One way to assess if the asthma is well controlled in to do daily peak flow (There are normative data for your gender and your height). The person will need thorough evaluation for asthma ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Today in my nursing lab class I was checking my Oxygen level and my level was 58 the first time and we checked it again it was 84. I don't have asthma?
Pulse ox: Unusually low pulse oximetry levels are usually due to equipment malfunction. These errors can be due to taking measurements with cold fingers, finger nail polish over the nail and sensor, or machine error. True oxygen levels in the ranges you have measured would be accompanied by significant impairment in function and awareness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers