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ibuprofen for congestion ?

When my chest is really congested if I take ibuprofen , I feel better . Does anyone else have the same reaction ?
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replied May 6th, 2008
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Ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory drug, that works by stopping the body's production of substances that cause pain, fever and inflammation.
When the lining membrane of airways are inflamed we get the feeling of congestion.

Do you take combination of ibuprofen with some other substance or only ibuprofen?
Which symptoms of chest congestion you find mostly relieved by ibuprofen?
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replied May 6th, 2008
I take Ibuprofen ,along with many asthma meds. I do find that it helps not only sinus issues , but also with chest congestion... I do breath easier. I was asking this question because Dr's seem surprised, being " Asthmatic " that this med doesn't make me feel worse .
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replied May 21st, 2008
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Ibuprofen can trigger an asthmatic attack, especially, if you already had one caused by taking other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Precipitation of asthmatic attacks by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is mediated through inhibition of prostaglandin biosynthesis. The degree of that inhibition, which leads to bronchoconstriction, is an individual hallmark.
Anyway, be careful with using ibuprofen.

Have you experienced asthma attack when using aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?
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replied May 21st, 2008
no i've never experienced any difficulties taking advil , asprin ect I find that some of then help me breath a little better.
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replied May 26th, 2008
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How often do you take ibuprofen?
For how long you are an asthma sufferer?
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replied December 1st, 2009
Ibuprofen and aspirin help me breathe easier. I found this out when I had a toothache. I have not been diagnosed with asthma. The doctors seem to be unsure.
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replied January 25th, 2016
I have experienced the same, taking motrin reduces my asthma symptoms, I would like to know if other people have similar experience-information
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