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Oxon Hill, Maryland
A 32-year-old male asked:

My cough variant asthma always flares up when i come down with a cold. so, is it safe for me to combine otc cold meds with albuterol and pulmicort?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Use as directed: I assume you normally use pulmocort as a maintenance med and albbuterol as rescue--when you have a cold/flare up, use of albuterol may need to be increased for a short time. Otc cold meds can be used as directed in combo with your medications, but if symptoms not better or worsen after 3-5 days, i suggest consulting doc for eval/additional treatment etc... Good luck.
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