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I was prescribed prednisone for bronchial spasm (deep, hurting

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I was prescribed prednisone for bronchial spasm (deep, hurting cough with very sore throat, initially I though it was strep...rapid test neg.) Have developed bad cold with much congestion and now laryngitis. Can I take a decongestant (Advil cold and decong.) after having taken the prednisone and can I take ibuprofen?
My concern is that I am announcing a show today and need a good remedy to get through this! Any help?
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thanks for your question.
Well as such there is moderate drug interaction between Advil Cold and Sinus (ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine) and prednisolone so you should avoid taking both medications together.
For congestion you can take OTC Sudafed nasal decongestant however avoid using them beyond 3 - 5 days as decongestants can worsen nasal congestion.
Spray with nasal saline several times a day.
Do steam inhalation and saline gargles as well.
I hope this helps.
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