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A 31-year-old female asked:

i gave birth 8 days ago & am now coming down with a flu: terrible headaches, body aches and fever. is it safe to drink sinumax tablets and calc-vita?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Suggestions: I would advise avoiding over the counter Sinumax and instead consider nasal saline, fluids, Tylenol for fever and throat lozenges for a sore throat. A calcium and vitamin tablet should be fine. Avoid secretion contact with the baby, continue to breast feed, but you can wear a mask. Use good hand washing and clean towels daily.

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