U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Corpus Christi, TX
A 57-year-old male asked:

My asthma flared up on 2mg abuterol and singulair (montelukast) have chest congestion what can i take otc for congestion?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: If you have nasal congestion, then a nasal rinse can help. An OTC medication may be taken prior to bedtime. Please discuss taking inhaled Albuterol and possibly an inhaled steroid with your PCP. In the meantime, please rest and stay well hydrated.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Pls c ur doctor: Decongestants OTC might not be suitable for you as you are hypertensive, asthma flare can be from any cause, but this time of the year it is most probably due to viral infection. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation, you may need a short steroid burst if your chest is tight and nebulized/inhaled albuterol, in addition long term controller therapy for your asthma needs to be addressed, good luck
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.