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Can I ask for oxygen at home for treating the asthma attacks?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No...

Oxygen is a drug and it is only prescribed if your oxygen level is chronically low enough to warrant it.
During an asthma exacerbation, if your oxygen level drops, you need to be evaluated in an er because this is a sign of a life-threatening episode that may need more than supplemental oxygen to treat. Oxygen therapy at home may not be the life-saving treatment you need.

In brief: No...

Oxygen is a drug and it is only prescribed if your oxygen level is chronically low enough to warrant it.
During an asthma exacerbation, if your oxygen level drops, you need to be evaluated in an er because this is a sign of a life-threatening episode that may need more than supplemental oxygen to treat. Oxygen therapy at home may not be the life-saving treatment you need.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Anyone in acute asthma attack requiring extra oxygen besides "relief" medicine (typically breathing treatments) has to stay in hospital for more vigorous management.

In brief: No

Anyone in acute asthma attack requiring extra oxygen besides "relief" medicine (typically breathing treatments) has to stay in hospital for more vigorous management.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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