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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have a cold and i would like to take something but i also have asthma. what can i take?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
OTC: There are numerous products available and your friendly pharmacist can guide you to those most likely to relieve those symptoms that are most bothersome to you. If you begin wheezing or have any difficulty in breathing would see a doctor asap. Good luck and best wishes.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Several: Several medicines are available for the treatment of asthma. In general they include controller medicines ( inhaled steroids, long acting beta agonists, leukotriene blockers) and reliever medications ( short acting bronchodilators). Avoidance of known triggers important as well. In some cases, allergy immunotherapy may play a role as well.

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Last updated Dec 16, 2014

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