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Doctor insights on: Am I Able To Take Sudafed For A Really Bad Head Cold When I Am 12 Weeks Pregnant

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Is sudafed safe during my pregnancy? I took 2 every six hrs for 24 hrs for cold. I'm 12 weeks 4 days.

Is sudafed safe during my pregnancy? I took 2 every six hrs for 24 hrs for cold. I'm 12 weeks 4 days.

Sudafed and Pregnanc: You should check with your ob-gyn. This drug can drive up your blood pressure and cause other issues in pregnant women. ...Read more

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I have a head cold and have taken sudafed - what else should I be doing?

I have a head cold and have taken sudafed - what else should I be doing?

Symptom relief: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant with a bad head cold. Are there any medicines that are safe for me to take?

I'm 13 weeks pregnant with a bad head cold. Are there any medicines that are safe for me to take?

Decongestant: Limited use of a decongestant like Sudafed is relatively safe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) (OTC: over the counter) can also be used fo residual headaches. If symptoms are more allergy related, use of Zyrtec or Claritin is also reasonable. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pseudoephedrine (60mg/3x) to start working? Severely blocked ears due to head cold. For 4 days now, since 2nd day of cold.

How long does it take for pseudoephedrine (60mg/3x) to start working? Severely blocked ears due to head cold. For 4 days now, since 2nd day of cold.

Not enough: Adequate Treatment of viral common cold symptoms require not only decongestant (pseudoephedrine) but also antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti-inflammatory medicine like aspirin . If these don't help in 3-5 days, the possibility of bacterial infection and thus antibiotic treatment should be considered ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the Vicks warn humidifier with the Vicks Vapopads while pregnant. I have a really bad head cold. ?

Vicks+ pregnancy: Hello~ yes I have prescribed it for many years while in Obstetric practice. Its safe and better to take than an antihistamine.Put about 10ml-15ml in a dish filled with boiling water. Place as towel over your head and breathe in the menthol vapors for about 10 mins and do that a few times a day. Get better ! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more