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Should I Take Methotrexate When I Have A Cold
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
Can i take my weekly dose of 12.5mg methotrexate if i feel i'm coming down w/ something or if I have a cold or sinus infection?At what point to i skip
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 are missed. Ask your rheumatologist for a plan for when this happens so that you know what to do. ...Read more
Can i take sucrets while on methotrexate? Can i take dayquil while on methotrexate? Google gave me mixed answers. I have a cold with a sore throat.
I take methotrexate and Orencia (abatacept) my RA. I have a cold (mucus, dry cough, sore throat). What over the counter meds can I take? Dayquil? Any others?.
Wrong doctor: You should be asking your own doctor and not someone over the internet who is not involved in your care. ...Read more
If i've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?
I'm menstating at the moment and I have a cold so I took alka seltzerseltzer plus but my back is killing me, is it ok To take two ibproufen?
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 anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
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Not bad, but...: Not bad, but an anithistamine is better at treating allergies and hay fever than cold symptoms. For the congestion caused by colds, decongestants are preferred. However, a number of cold medications contain sedating antihistamines, mainly to help you sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?symptoms?: Depends on what symptoms you're having. Mostly a cold (upper respiratory/viral infection) improves with time, rest, hydration. Steam or mist may help (think humidifier, warm shower, soups, tea). Check with your OB if you feel like you still need medication despite doing those things. Don't smoke or be around second-hand smoke. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesn't matter: One can get a PPD skin test regardless of whether or not she has a cold. Regarding TB testing, sometimes getting a Quantiferon TB blood test is more accurate or more desirable than a PPD skin test (one's primary care doctor can advise on that). For example, a person who has had a BCG shot and has not had a negative PPD test since the BCG shot, might want to do the blood test instead of a PPD test. ...Read more
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