How can I tell if my child needs oxygen therapy?

More than likely, you cannot tell if your child needs oxygen therapy. Your child's doctor needs to test the oxygen levels in the blood. The doctor draws a little blood, or clips a small device onto your child's finger to measure the oxygen level in the blood. Once the level is known, your child's doctor will help you make sure your child gets enough oxygen for his or her body.

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