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Mineral Wells, TX
A 23-year-old female asked:

I am currently breastfeeding and i have a cold. dry coughing sneezing and runny nose. what is safe to take since i breastfeed? safe for me and baby?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Viral infection: Drink over 2 liters of water / day--not hard, as one bottled water is ½ a liter. That will help to flush out the virus circulating in your bloodstream. a nasal spray decongestant like Afrin has minimal absorption into your bloodstream. A drying antihistamine (those which can make you sleepy) like diphenhydramine is regarded as safe, too. Try half the usual dose, which would be 25 mg.
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