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+ for cocaine.
2.) " I can't breathe, the nebs don't help, I'm allergic to steroids, because they made me swell"
Me: do you feel like your cant catch your breath, or can you not breathe through your nose?
"Can't breathe through my nose." (Sats 97%)
Now, she was wheezy, and I really think a hit of steroids would make her feel a ton better, but I guess breathing is secondary to swelling...
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