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A 16-year-old female asked:

What problems have to occur in order to get an oxygen tank? i'm severely asthmatic... i was wondering if oxygen could help with my breathing issues?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
See your doc: With current available treatments there would rarely be any need for a 16 yo to have oxygen on hand.If they lived at a distance from medical services and attacks come on abruptly, it might be an option. Proper self monitoring with a peak flow meter and a good asthma action plan for condition changes can reduce attacks.

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