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A 42-year-old female asked:

Have asthma, using albuterol/neb q4hr, prednisone 40 mg/day, both past two days. not improving. hear wheeze w/fast exhale with stethoscope. i'm an rn.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Get yourself to a Dr: As an rn - you must know the lyrics. If your self-care is not adequate - go for the extra help. These attacks can be brought under control in an er - then you can recover fairly quickly and move on. If they linger or worsen, they do not do nearly as well. You know this. Be safe. Get help. Get better.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Even more important , you need to find out what are triggering your asthma. Just a short visit to an ER would not be enough, you need a long-term plan to control your asthma. I suggest that you see an allergist., soon.
Sep 21, 2013
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
If no response to 40 mg Prednisone after 2 days , you may be having status asthmaticus which may kill you if gone untreated.
Sep 21, 2013

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