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Are Fishermans Friend Throat Lozenges Safe For Pregnant Women
Fishermans losenges: Anytime you have a question about safety for a pregnancy you should check with you on/gym. Each doctor has their own safety list of studs and additives that they feel are safe for the baby. Often it is a nurse that will check with the doctor to see what is ok. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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
Cough drops: No serious side effects -.Get a more detailed answer ›
A lot: Cepacol is basically menthol, a mild numbing agent. You would have to ingest a large number to cause trouble. ...Read more
Possibly: Some analgesic throat lozenges contain benzocaine, one of the "-caine" family (novocaine/procaine/marcaine/etc) of analgesics; some people develop an allergic reaction to benzocaine. Menthol is another ingredient that may cause reactions. Eucalyptus is a third ingredient that may be associated with allergic reactions. See a fp/allergist to find out if this is your situation. ...Read more
That depends..: ..On what 's in the lozenges. Some medicated lozenges state, quite clearly, that they should be taken no more than every four hours or six times a day. If you take them more, you're risking side effects. Some lozenges are little more than soothing candy. If you take these more, you're risking obesity and tooth decay. With any medicine, read the package and do not exceed the recommended dose. ...Read more
Don't know what the: Ingredients are in that particular product. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a lemons helps. ...Read more
Cepacol side effects: Yes it is possible and it is also possible to have allergic reactions and side effects on regular doses. You should not exceed the recommended doses on the bottle and stop if you have side effects. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles. ...Read more
Depending on the: Contents it can help to numb the throat. Here are some more options. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
Depends: If your "cold" lasts the typical 7-10 days... Yes that is fine. If your "cold" last beyond 7-10 days - you don't have a cold and it needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.
No: No, they won't affect the efficacy of BCPs. ...Read more
Should I use Sudafed and throat lozenges? Throat feels dry/sore, not much voice, but other than that, I feel fine.
Throat discomfort: You can use throat lozenges for symptomatic care, but they do not last too long. Gargling with Listerine &/or warm salt water, may help to soothe and improve your symptoms longer. If you have any other symptoms, like nasal congestion or post-nasal drip, use of nasal steroids & antihistamines like Flonase & Allegra respectively, could help. Any fevers, see your doc for possible antibiotics. ...Read more
Not with sugar.: Sugarless or those sweetened with xylitol are good. ...Read more
I have had a bad cough for over a week, it seems to be coming from my lungs, my throat is also very sore, I have tried medicine and throat lozenges.
Been having recurring tonsilitis? I didn't go to the doctor yet. I tried gargling with a salt in water and taking some sore throat lozenges. Still not
ENT doc: Good start to symptomatic treatment. See ENT doc. Tonsils may have to be removed. ...Read more
Risks of reaching arms over my head while pregnant is it safe or will my child have the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck?
Not caused by this: The neck wraps are related to fetal movement around 12 wks when the fluid to baby ratio is high. They flip & change positions a bunch. As pregnancy moves on there is more baby than fluid & they can't move as much. I've seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a kid that did well. Holding your arms up has nothing to do with this process. ...Read more
I have cervical spinal stenosis, I'm pregnant and I'm worried about my neck in labour, will it be safe or would a c section be best?
Would it be safe for me to have a vbac? I had a c-section a year ago on march 3, 2011 do to umbilical cord being wrapped around my childs neck. I'm currently expecting once again; im 30 weeks pregnant at this point. I want to try having a vbac but I'm wor
Many patients have vbac's all the time. If your doctor feels you are a candidate at this point then I see no reason why you should not try. You will be monitored very closely, and any sign of fetal or maternal distress/complication, the trial of vbac will be stopped and a c-section will be done. This decision is between you and your doctor. If you are scared or do not feel comfortable then take this into consideration when making your decision.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes: Nothing toxic from BenGay will pass through the skin to reach your developing baby. ...Read more