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Can I increase the ventolin puffs for severe asthma?

I have asthma

my name is ruthie I am asthmatic I coughing a lot and wheezing loud I am on ventolin inhaler which I take through a spa
cer which 10 puffs like every 3hours I am on inhaler steroids fostier is new inhaler two puffs twice a day and and another inhaler 2 puffs twice a day

I feel not well and now I can't go the doctor
s because it Christmas no buses and my parents wont take me to hospital.

can I take more of the ventolin like every 1 hour ten puffs as well?

thanks

Ruthie Zangi
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
For time being u can increase the frequency and dosing of ventolin.
But that is not a definitive solution.
Get an immediate nebulization.
Take iv steroids.
Get admitted to rule out infectious exacerbation.
Increase steroid inhaler frequency also till then.
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Can I increase the ventolin puffs for severe asthma?

For time being u can increase the frequency and dosing of ventolin. But that is not a definitive solution. Get an immediate nebulization. Take iv steroids. Get admitted to rule out infectious exacerbation. Increase steroid inhaler frequency also till then.