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A 32-year-old female asked:

My 10 year old son hsve asthma i been giving him his meds but its not workin for his cough and the cough so bad some time it makes him vomit?

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Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Asthma: Asthma exacerbations can be very serious, remember albuterol is a rescue medicine and can be used every 4-6 hours. If you have to use it more frequently speak to your pediatrician immediately; don't wait for the morning.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not enough: Asthma flare-ups are serious. Asthma can kill. If he is not getting better with his usual meds, you need to go to the emergency room now. He may need more frequent treatments, different or additional medicines, or a stay in the hospital to get things settled down. He may also need supportive treatments like oxygen if he's bad enough. At very least, if not er, see doc tomorrow.

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