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What can i take for a blocked nose while breastfeeding

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: The first months are troubled by their narrow nasal passages.Exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants aggravates this.Baby tries to f ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Breastfeeding: If breastfeeding, most mothers have the good sense to avoid cold medicines when possible. Some non medication ideas for sore throat and congestion a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Water and broth: Stay well hydrated, wash your hands well and consider wearing a mask while breastfeeding. If the baby is older than 6 months, a flu vaccine may be adm ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
More likely irrritan: Nasal congestion at that age is most often due to exposure to fragrance, dust, smoke or other odors.This often causes swelling inside the nose & mucou ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7-10 days: Cold symptoms usually 7-10 days. Use OTC decongestant tablets for relief. THere may be an underlying anatomical obstruction exacerbating blockage. Se ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy White
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
See PMD/ENT: This depends on the etiology of the block. If it is due to swelling or inflammation, saline rinses and decongestants may help. If it is an anatomic ob ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sinusitis: The symptoms you describe may be from sinusitis (this is likely viral, although it could be bacterial). You can try nasal saline sprays and warm compr ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: You can use flomist nasal spray safely. YOu can also use salt solutions to sniff or use salex nasal spray from a pharmacy.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
If you wish=do: Many childhood illnesses can be safely monitored at home. If they take in enough fluids to wet every 6 hrs, play some and stay on their regular routin ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barrett Mclaughlin
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Breathe Easier!: There are many non-medication options for nasal congestion. Things to look into: breathing in steam (don't burn yourself! Steaming up the bathroom wit ... Read More
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