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how long do i have to wait after i used my rescue inhaler to use the nebulizer. both with albuterol?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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For severe asthma: every 3-4 hours. For mild to moderate asthma- every 4-6 hours. Consult your private physician for medication to prevent attacks.

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