How long do I need to be on oxygen after Covid?

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It is now very common to be sent home with the need of medical supplemental oxygen after contracting Covid-19. If severe the damage to lungs means many patients are having extreme difficulty breathing. One reports suggests; Average duration of supplemental oxygen therapy requirement among COVID-19 patients was 6 days and being 70 years and older and having shortness of breath were found to be associated with prolonged duration of supplemental oxygen therapy requirement. Although Covid-19 is very complicated and still exists.

Experts also say that oxygen therapy is also useful in cases where:

  • A patient is suffering from pneumonia/ acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Dyspnea (severe shortness of breath)
  • Hypoxia (when there’s oxygen deprivation on the tissue level without the presence of other physical manifestations)

We all need oxygen to live so patients who start using oxygen due to a dip on o2 levels will continue until stabilisation. Medical oxygen is easy to have at home with portable oxygen concentrators and cylinders.

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