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How often is too often for Albuterol breathing treatments?

My 5yo DD has a URI which has triggered her Asthma. She doesn't have flare ups often but right now she's having issues. She actually asks for breathing treatments, which she doesn't like doing. The problem is she's asking for them every hour and a half or so. She does not have a blueish color and is not gasping for breath. If that were the case, I'd be in the ER not on CM. When she is asking for them she does have rapid, shallow breathing, sometimes with retraction. We went to Urgent Care last night and she responded well to the treatment but they added a special medicine (Adavent?) but said Albuterol is about all we can do at home. I'm considering taking her back to Urgent Care but just don't know if it's necessary or not.

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Asked by sarasquiverfull at 11:38 AM on Feb. 13, 2011 in Health

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  • Since she is having a problem,with breathing,her albuterol is not working anymore for her. She needs a different form of medicine for her inhaler. Take her to the E. R. She is not responding any more to the albuterol,she needs something else. Please take her today!

    Answer by dancer at 11:50 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • My daughter has allergies - which sometimes triggers asthma. Her dr. said that the albuterol will not hurt her -- he recommended 4 times a day when her symptons are at their worse. o you have TELECARE where you live? It's provided by the hosp and all yu have to do is call and they will tell you what to do and if you should come to the hosp. They gave us the adavant along with a special "chamber" inhaler to leave at school. Good luck!

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 12:37 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

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