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Donna M. Santer, M.D., Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed by Lauren D Holinger, MD, Robert J. Winter, MD and the AMA
The answer is A. The patient has failed the initial treatment with cool mist humidification (Procedure B) and now needs more treatment. Racemic epinephrine given by nebulizer often helps (Procedure A). This patient is in moderate distress and does not appear by description be in respiratory failure at this time, so she does not need to be intubated (Procedure C).

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