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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 C. After treatment with racemic epinephrine, a child should be watched for at least 6 hours because of the possibility of "rebound" - the child becoming worse than she was before the treatment. Cool mist humidification should be continued. When a patient is to be discharged it is very important to give clear instructions to the caretakers describing how to manage the disease at home and under what circumstances the patient should return.

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