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What would the professional advice be for a COPD /Bronchiectic ,76 year old with SATS at 70 and having contracted Pneumonia?

Should this person be in hospital given the dangers of cross infections that seem to plague the hospitals these days?

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    First understand that I'm not a MD, but I have had Pneumonia. My Dr. prescribed very strong antibiotics for me and I recovered at home. I'm now 61 and your 76, I recommend that you see a Dr. as soon as you can . You may indeed require hospital care. Do not wait for your condition to get worse, get to a Dr. quickly.

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    There are no professionals on this site only fellow sufferers I'm afraid. Whether you need to be in hospital or not will depend on your doctors. x

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    I would echo what larry49033 has said, phone for doctors appointment asap if you haven't already. Temperatures are very cold at the moment so you may want to get a telephone appointment for advice or arrange a home visit.

    If there is any deterioration in breathing overnight phone the emergency service.

    If in UK you can ring NHS Direct as well the 111 service if you are unsure.

    Keep warm and take care.

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    Yup.Phone for an urgent doctors visit at home ,or an ambulance before you get much worse.Listen to the paramedics who come to your house and be guided by them.Sometimes,oral antibiotics are just not enough. I've had pneumonia twice as a result of a chest infection and required i/v antibiotics.Just made it too ! I remember quite clearly when the nursing staff called in my next-of-kin.I got better from that moment.So don't take a chance on recovering at home if your sats are 70.Cross infection will be less of an issue and the hospital will want you home within a couple of weeks anyway,because of this .

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