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.
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.