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Asthma Attacks: How to Avoid Urgent Care & ER’s!

Years ago, a mother said to me, “When I go to the ER, all they do is 3 nebulizer treatments and steroids. Why can’t I do this at home AND THEN STAY AT HOME?”

This is why we have our “Nighttime Asthma Attack Plan.” Please remember that oral steroids will kick in after around 2-4 hours. In the event of an asthma attack, the first step should be to given albuterol (either in a nebulizer or inhaler) before calling the office! Once the albuterol treatment has been given, then call.

Please make sure your child is on any daily asthma medication they have been prescribed. Remember, one round of oral steroids is equivalent to 1 to 3 years of inhaled steroids.

Young adults and parents, please join our Private Facebook Groups to share your wisdom or ask questions about “Asthma” Issues – click HERE to join!

As always, feel free to call with any questions.
Happy fall.

All of Us at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates

Here is a copy of our Nighttime Asthma Attack Plan!


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