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Backs of hands are red itchy burning & warm to the touch. When I scratch a lot they swell. Cause? I take singulair (montelukast) for asthma. Can I use hydrocortison

Variable. Could be reaction to meds. How long have you been on them or started a new one? Go to hand doctor to be sure or check with your prescribing md. Read more...
See an MD. Your description sounds like contact dermatitis. It is recommended that you see a physician before applying otc creams which will change its appearance and the diagnosis will be more difficult later. It is important to accurately diagnose the rash and treat it adequately. Read more...

Singulair (montelukast) pill ok for adult asthma?

Yes. Singulair (montelukast) is often added to an exixting regimen of controller and rescue inhalers. On occasion, this may be used as monotherapy but it appears more effective when used with other drugs. Read more...

Singulair (montelukast) is safe for daily maintenance to avoid asthma?

Singular. Yes it is safe but you also need to use inhaled steroids to control bronchial asthma. Read more...
Yes. Singulair (montelukast) is very safe. In the original studies done to gain fda approval, when a medication is given in varying doses to determine both safety and efficacy, there were no observed side effects at 900 times the 10mg dose that was shown to be maximally effective for asthma. The bigger question for your doctor or allergist is whether singulair (montelukast) alone is adequate to treat your asthma. Read more...
Yes... Singular is safe to take daily to prevent an asthma exacerbation. It will not cure asthma but may lead to less exacerbations. Read more...

I am taking singulair (montelukast) for my asthma everyday. Can I still put on my asthma machine?

No relation. Singulair (montelukast) acts as a suppressor / preventer for your asthma / allergies, it does not impact your other breakthrough or preventer meds at all. Use your mdi(s) and/or nebulizer as prescribed by your dr. Read more...
Yes you may. If your asthma is acting up, you can nebulize with albuterol. If you need it more than twice a week, your asthma is not under good control. You should be taking a stronger controller medication than the singulair (montelukast). Schedule an evaluation with your doctor so together you can work out a plan for daily medication. If symptom triggers are unknown then, ask your doctor to refer you to an allergist. Read more...

My son has asthma is taking advair and singulair (montelukast) daily. Is there anything else that I can do to improve his asthma?

See an allergist. Identifying and avoiding triggers can also help. See an allergist for testing. Allergy shots can be beneficial for allergic asthmatics. Patients with moderate to severe asthma who are allergic to year-round allergens and who do not experience control with the usual medications may be candidates for xolair injections. Read more...

Is singulair (montelukast) only for asthma? I was prescribed it but don't think I have asthma. When I exercise I actually feel like I can breathe better.

Asthma and rhinitis. If you can breathe better during exercise, you likely have exercise-induced asthma which is helped by Singulair (montelukast). Singulair (montelukast) is also effective in reducing nasal congestion in about 50% of those treated (in my own experience) and particularly effective in controlling nasal polyps linked to aspirin sensitivity. It has been used to control chronic hives but the data is a little shaky there. Read more...