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should I take methotrexate when I have a cold

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
see details: When in doubt it is always prudent to skip a week. This question is best directed to the doctor who is prescribing it.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
I tend to hold it: I tell my patients that if they are feeling ill, to skip a week or two until they feel better. In general, the joints don't flare if a few doses ar ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes you can.
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
It should be ok: Especially if you are taking low dose for rheumatoid arthritis.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No contraindication: to the OTC cold medicines mentioned. Whether they work or not is another issue. I find that inhaling warm steam for a few minutes 2x daily for 3 days ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: As a good rule of thumb, if you have an infection, you would want to leave off your Methotrexate and Imuran (azathioprine) and when the infection reso ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Methotrexate: You may take cold medicine with methotrexate. One medicine not to use echinacea but most others are ok.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: Try hydrating well. Netti pot for congestion. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's. Try chamomille tea with tea and lemon added. Take care.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Alka Seltzer contains aspirin-I would not mix the 2 products; however, ibuprofen is a good idea.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No meds required: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Zephrex ds,nt helpin: PHARMACEUTICALS DEA to limit Zephrex-D sales Go for Mucinex® 600 mg - 20 Extended-Release Bi-Layer Tablets When you’re sick‚ mucus can be a master of ... Read More

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