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Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

Are there any safe medicines for pregnant women to take (2nd trimester) for a cold with sinus headaches?

OTC remedies: As a general rule, try otc (over the counter) remedies first (e.g. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, minor aches & pains, Robitussin or cough, etc..). If symptoms don't improve and/or stronger intervention is desired, contact provider. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What helps with serious headaches while pregnant?

What helps with serious headaches while pregnant?

Alternatives to meds: It is best to minimize drugs ; even most herbs during pregnancy. As always, it's best to find ; address the cause; if musculoskeletal then a good osteopath, chiropractor or bodyworker should help. Stress reduction/meditation/yoga usually helps. Magnesium often helps ; if migraines learn what foods trigger them. Acupuncture and homeopathy are two other healing modalities that are safe ; effective. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have a headache what can I take?

I'm pregnant and have a headache what can I take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The safest choice is tylenol or acetaminophen. However, I do not recommend taking it more than 3 times day and for longer than 14 days as it may paradoxically cause overuse headache. Medicines like ibuprofen, motrin, aleve, naproxen, or aspirin-containing medicines are not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get headaches if you are pregnant?

Is it normal to get headaches if you are pregnant?

Yes: Yes. Being pregnant causes hormonal changes that change your body's physiology including your blood pressure. Headaches are a common complaint. ...Read more

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How to treat headache when pregnant?

How to treat headache when pregnant?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): You may use tylenol (acetaminophen) throughout pregnancy for mild headaches. If they persist or are severe you need to see your doctor to rule out other more serious causes of headache including preeclampsia in later trimesters. ...Read more

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What causes headaches to increase during pregnancy?

What causes headaches to increase during pregnancy?

Hormones.: Estrogen and Progesterone skyrocket during pregnancy and lower the migraine and headache threshold for predisposed women. Obese women can have pseudotumor cerebri and any woman may have preeclampsia. Stress can always cause tension headache. Acetaminophen (+/- codeine) is the mainstay of therapy during pregnancy. Metoclopramide 10 mg when taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg is very effective and safe! ...Read more

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Why I have several headache in my first three months of pregnancy?

Why I have several headache in my first three months of pregnancy?

Vascular changes: Yes. Being pregnant causes hormonal changes that change your body's physiology including your blood pressure. Headaches are a common complaint. ...Read more

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Im 6 wks pregnant - what can i take for an going headache & voimitimg :-(?

Im 6 wks pregnant - what can i take for an going headache & voimitimg :-(?

Meds: tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen for the headache. Add a bit of caffeine if a migraine. Emetrol would be a good place to start for nausea, but your OB can prescribed safe prescription meds as well. ...Read more

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Is headache a pregnancy symptom?

Is headache a pregnancy symptom?

Hormonal changes may: It's possible especially if you have migraine headaches. The pregnancy related hormone changes might at times lead to headaches. ...Read more

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How common are headaches in pregnancy?

How common are headaches in pregnancy?

Pretty common.: If you have headaches when non-pregnant, expect them to come more frequently during pregnancy. Estrogen effects dilate your brain vessels and account for the lowered threshold for migraines and common headaches in pregnancy and postpartum. Tylenol (acetaminophen) (1 gm) with Reglan (10 mg) is a great way to pharmaceutically treat headache in pregnancy - consult with a neurologist for migraines. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more