Asthma Exacerbation Treatment:
Symptoms of asthma exacerbation include cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Signs of asthma exacerbation include cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing. +/- other signs of respiratory distress. +/- vital signs and oxygen saturation changes.
Diagnosis is typically based on clinical evaluation by a physician with history, physical exam, vital sign evaluation, and potential lab work, chest x-ray, etc. Differential diagnosis includes other respiratory illnesses or conditions.
Asthma Exacerbation Treatment typically includes bronchodilators, such as Albuterol or Atrovent, and steroids, such as Prednisone. Sometimes patients are placed on supplemental oxygen if the case warrants it or is severe enough. If the patient is in the ER or hospitalized, then other measures and medications might be employed as well.
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