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A 26-year-old member asked:

What can i take for a cold while im pregnant

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Barrett
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
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.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
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.
Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Im pregnant can I take theraflu?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Better options: Theraflu contains a variety of pharmaceuticals like acetominophen, antihistamines, cough suppressants & decongestants that may reduce symptoms but do nothing to actually help you heal.These can have unpleasant side effects. It also has artificial colors/sweeteners/flavors & preservatives. I would not take it during the first trimester, but most docs feel it is ok later in pregnancy. See my comments.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
I would advise taking natural remedies proven to help you heal more quickly without side effects and possible hazards to your baby. Sambucol is proven to help flu-see http://www.blackelderberry.info/clinical-summary/. Homeopathy is also safe & effective in pregnancy. Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic med proven to reduce symptoms & speed recovery from the flu and is totally safe during pregnancy.
Mar 14, 2012
A 21-year-old female asked:

What medicine i should not take if im pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Medications: there are so many. Can't list them all. See your physician for an entire list
A 43-year-old member asked:

How would i know if im pregnant if i don't take a test?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Take pregnancy test: You can not count on signs as definitive proof that you are pregnant. You can buy a pregnancy test for as little as $1 at the dollar store. If you are concerned that you are pregnant then take a pregnancy test.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Im pregnant, can I take charcaol tablets?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't encourage: taking any unnecessary supplements or medications.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

What kind of vitamins or things should I take if im pregnant?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Vitamins: It is important to take multivitamin , prenatal vitamins and make sure they contain folic acis. Eating aproper diet is also vital.

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