Asthma Treatment Pearls

Dexamethasone is better than prednisone/prednisolone for asthma exacerbations

Use the PO tablets rather than the liquid

They can be crushed with Kool-Aid mix and then dissolved to drink

Magnesium can be used if not adequate improvement after albuterol/ipratropium, dexamethasone.

Other options (last ditch):  epinephrine, terbutaline – very poorly tolerated by children!

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