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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?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 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.
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 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

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