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What is a normal pulse ox reading for those with asthma?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 97-99%

The same as for people without asthma - 97-99%.

In brief: 97-99%

The same as for people without asthma - 97-99%.
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