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@mrbill

Sounds about like what I am doing. I have been told that oxygen should stay above 90. Sometimes when I check it the finger on my left hand reads 85 to 88, but the right hand 95 – 98. Later I re-check left finger (still no oxygen) and it is also in the 90's. Do you use one of those concentrators like Phillips or Inogen makes?

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@mrbill– The difference in pulse oxygen levels is troublesome. I think that you can bring your oximeter to the drugstore and get it checked for accuracy. Sometimes certain nail polishes (colors or brands) or cold fingers can make a lot of difference in whether it measures at all or correctly. You might also try an ear lobe or toe (if you have one small enough. Does this make any sense? Have you told your pulmonologist about your findings?

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