Coronavirus sufferers may need to use an Oximeter
Monitoring your health is absolutely crucial if you are suffering from coronavirus. This can help you to get the correct treatment at the right time. A pulse oximeter is a device you may need to use to help you track your condition. Parkside Healthcare offers a fantastic model; the OXY-3 Oximeter. It is very easy to use, accurate, and cost effective.
What is it?
Some people may be wondering what the device actually is. Oximeters are small, portable devices that you can use to test your vitals. They can measure your heartbeat and how much oxygen is in your blood. The latter can help to determine how well you are breathing.
Using one of these devices is really useful for tracking your condition. This is important if you do have coronavirus because it can cause big problems with your breathing.
Ideally what you should be doing is taking three readings each day at the same times. This should be morning, noon, and in the evening. You should keep a record of each reading so you can monitor any changes. It is also a good idea to take a reading if you feel more unwell at any point.
When to get medical help
While you are recovering from coronavirus there may be several times when you need to get professional medical help. This includes if:
- Your breathing suddenly gets much worse
- You struggle to finish a sentence when resting because you get breathless
- Your oximeter shows your blood oxygen is 92% or less
- You are struggling to breathe when you stand up
It is also a good idea to get help if you feel that you are getting sicker. It could be that you feel weaker, lose your appetite, feel more tired than usual, or find you can’t do things like cooking, cleaning, or dressing without getting breathless.
Ask us about the OXY-3 Oximeter
Some GPs or hospitals may provide an oximeter for you to use at home. However, you may prefer to purchase your own device to keep. You can buy the OXY-3 from Parkside Healthcare via our website. It is easy to place an order and we work hard to offer fast deliveries so you can start monitoring your condition as soon as possible.
There is plenty of information about the OXY-3 Oximeter on our website. However, if you have any questions, you can contact us.