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what can i take for a cold while im pregnant

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Dr. Katherine Barrett
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: In early pregnancy, <12 weeks you are limited to saline washes, benedryl and tylenol (acetaminophen). After that you can take decongestants, cough medicines and tylenol (acetaminophen). Avoid meds with motrin, Ibuprofen or aspirin.
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pregnant with URI: Your options will depend on what trimester you are in your pregnancy. Saline nasal spray or rinses can be quite helpful. Best to speak with your obstetrician.
Answered on Jan 15, 2014
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Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold: Most doctors consider sudafed the decongestant of choie during pregnancy. It is pretty safe. Double-check first with your OB doctor before trying any meds. Saline is completely safe. Also, its very common to get very congested during pregnancy due to hormonal factors, etc.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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