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Is it safe to give my child two back to back treatments of albuterol in her nebulizer if she continues to wheeze?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Asthma Flare: Important first to have an asthma action plan so that you and your child's doctor can better manage your child's asthma. Albuterol is considered a rescue medicine. Asthma care also includes use of controller medications such as inhaled steroids, leukotriene antagonists, cromolyn. Also trigger control can prevent the need for frequent rescue med use. Meet with your child's doctor and set up a plan.
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Yes, but get helpre: If your child can't breathe you can give an additional nebulization on your way to the hospital, urgent care center or your child's doctor office. If you do not have a portable car adapter then call for help(911). When one treatment does not help, it is a sign that the asthma attack is serious and you should seek help immediately. Your child needs a long term controller to prevent these episodes.

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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