The Wonderful Side effects of frequent asthma flares

Posted on Posted in Asthma, Asthma medical tests, Asthma Medications, Asthma treatments, Exacerbation Recovery, Secondary conditions, Steroids ( prednisone)

Think a severe asthma exacerbation only effects your lungs? Check out the photos below.

Each photo was taken appx 2-3 weeks after being discharged from the hospital after a serious asthma flare.

Here are my legs 6 years ago when I was only averaging 1-2 serious hospitalizations per year.
Here are my legs 6 years ago when I was only averaging 1-2 serious hospitalizations per year. Still looking pretty good. ( nice calf muscles too)
This photo was taken 2 years later in 2010 when I was averaging 2-3 serious exacerbations per year.
This photo was taken 2 years later in 2010 when I was averaging 2-3 serious exacerbations per year.
This last one was taken just a couple of days ago.  23 hospitalizations after the first photo was taken. See the difference?
This last one was taken just a couple of days ago. 23 hospitalizations after the first photo was taken. Talk about dry skin?

Dehydrated? Perhaps, but interestingly, most people retain water while on prednisone.

The thing about frequent severe asthma exacerbations and frequent use of steroids, is that over time, there’s an accumulative effect. The more exacerbations you have, the longer it takes for the body to heal each time, and the side effects are more pronounced. Guess I can officially add dry scaly lower leg skin to the endless list of wonderful asthma related complications.

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