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asthma triggers

1. resp infection most common
2. alleganes
3. cold or humidity
4. airway irritants

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signs of severe asthma

1. tachyp
2. suprasternal retractions
3. nasal flaring
4. poor air entry
5. lethargy

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Tx of asthma

1. vitals
2. O2
3. beta-agonist - salbutamol
4. antichol - atrovent
5. corticosteroid
- for all but minor
6. for sever and refractory - Mg sulfate

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metered dose Vs. nebulizer

metered dose just as good

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5 discharge to give

1. salbutamol 4-8puffs
2. pediapred
3. inhaled corticosteroid - fluticasone
4. follow up in 24-48hrs
5. return if increased work of breathing

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what is bronchiolitis

- resp distress with crackles and wheeze
- usually a viral etiology

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5 steps to mgmt of bronchiolitis

1. O2
2. hydration in small feeds or IV
3. no pharma
4. admit if: grunting, can't hydrate orally, o2

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DC instructions for bronchiolitis

1. frequent small feeds
2. stress that Sx last 2-3 weeks
3. no pharma
4. follow up in 24-48 hours

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what is croup

viral syndrome presenting with barking cough, hoarse voice, inp. stridor and resp distress

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4 Tx for croup

1. no humidifier
2. steroids - dexa 0.6-1mg/kg oral - FOR ALL**
3. nebulized epi
4. admit if poor response to dexa or repeated epi required