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can an asthma attack cause a fever?

My oldest daughter who has asthma came into my bedroom last night crying telling me she couldn't breath (and I could barely hear her cry, she seemed pretty closed up) I quickly jumped out of bed and gave her, her albuterol. I then checked her temp which was 102(gave her childrens advil, took her temp down pretty quick). I couldn't tell if she was having an asthma attack or if she was coming down with croup (again, she always gets it when I am sick ahead of time, which I have been) she seemed better today, but started losing her voice before bed. I gave her albuterol once again and am wondering if I should take her in to the er or if I could wait to make an appt. Tommorrow. What do you girls think?

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Asked by amber1330 at 1:10 AM on Jan. 2, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Forgot to mention. She is breathing and talking fine again. She is acting normal.

    Comment by amber1330 (original poster) at 1:11 AM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • My dd has asthma too, she has never had a fever with it though.

    Answer by Noosa at 1:14 AM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • When you have a fever, it's your body's way of fighting infection. Asthma attacks can be caused by infections...sometimes my son has them more frequently when he has a cold, croup, etc...but asthma attacks don't cause infection :)


    Answer by momjoy1027 at 1:24 AM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • That makes sense :) I will make an appt. 1st thing in the morning.

    Comment by amber1330 (original poster) at 1:26 AM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • my DD has asthma and has never had a fever with it

    Answer by jazmya_mom at 3:18 AM on Jan. 2, 2011

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