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Which type of nasal decongestant/ cough suppressant can i take while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Suggestions: Sudafed and afrin are safe decongestants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nasal steroids ok for allergy symptoms. Honey is a good cough suppressant. Oral steroids for severe allergy symptoms or oral narcotics for severe cough are ok. Best to clear any meds with OB or pediatrician.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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