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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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I was sent home from hosp after bout with pneumonia with oxygen. My level is from 91-97 without and 97-99 with. Do i still need the oxygen 24/7?

I was sent home from hosp after bout with pneumonia with oxygen. My level is from 91-97 without and 97-99 with. Do i still need the oxygen 24/7?

Oxygen: You should see your primary care physician to assess the need for continuous oxygen. Also, you should stop smoking! smoking, pneumonia, and oxygen do not mix! ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Daniel Conway
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Almost done with oxygen therapy after pneumonia.Levels with no ox ther/ from 94-98. How can I tell if im getting too much and could it b dangerous?

Almost done with oxygen therapy after pneumonia.Levels with no ox ther/ from 94-98. How can I tell if im getting too much and could it b dangerous?

It's very safe : If your oxygen saturations are in the mid 90's you are getting enough oxygen. Supplemental oxygen at home is always in low enough concentrations that it will not be harmful. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
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Dr. Olivia Liao
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Dr. Diane Minich
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Should my oxygen leves be low after having pneumonia.

Should my oxygen leves be low after having pneumonia.

Can be low as: You recover but should return to normal within a week or two, if remains low see your doctor, . ...Read more

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Dr. David Wong
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My 7 month is in the hosp for cough / poss pneumonia her oxygen has been 89 90 is this ok and why?

My 7 month is in the hosp for cough / poss pneumonia her oxygen has been 89 90 is this ok and why?

No: The reason they're keeping him/her in the hospital is that a baby's oxygen saturation should be above 97% so they're probably giving him/her extra oxygen. As the pneumonia or respiratory process gets better, that should improve. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Maturani
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Are repetitive mild aspiration pneumonias, life threatening? Recovers fast with antibiotics and oxygen.

Not good: I ask why. Do they occur at night(gerd), do you have trouble swallowing, hiatial hernia;perhaps overweight. The fact that this is occuring, and that you recover fast does not mean that you always will. Should these episodes become more severe and as you get older, your treatment options may become limited. Get the cause worked up and decide what to do with you pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour
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My mom is in hospital icu with pneumonia and developed ARDS she as at 90% oxygen and been in induced acoma for 8 days what are her chances of sur?

My mom is  in hospital icu with pneumonia and developed ARDS  she as at  90% oxygen  and been in  induced acoma for 8 days what are her chances of sur?

Case by case: Large studies suggest that overall mortality from ARDS has decreased over the years to just under 30%. But these are just statistics and every patient is different. In general the healthier they were before ards, and the least number of organs other than lungs involved (kidney, heart, blood pressure...) the better the outcome. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Dr. John Baker
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Was in the hospital last month with pneumonia..Was only 50% oxygen when i went in also have empbyzema..Started havi g severe headaches and still do?

Was in the hospital last month with pneumonia..Was only 50% oxygen when i went in also have empbyzema..Started havi g severe headaches and still do?

Headache: Anytime i see ppl who have headaches that start in the hospital, i always question...What now is different such as medications (nitroglycerin, aggrenox, ssris, etc) or new electrolyte disturbances...Potassium, sodium, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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