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Are fishermans friend throat lozenges safe for pregnant women?

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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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How many throat lozenges should I take in a day for cough?

How many throat lozenges should I take in a day for cough?

Read the label: Throat lozenges are relatively safe but they also are candy-like. Read the label and it should tell you. If you have a sore throat be careful it may be strep. You don't have to have any other symptoms so you may want it checked out. ...Read more

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How many cepacol numbing throat lozenges must you take before overdosing?

How many cepacol numbing throat lozenges must you take before overdosing?

A lot: Cepacol is basically menthol, a mild numbing agent. You would have to ingest a large number to cause trouble. ...Read more

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Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores?

Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores?

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

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How do sore throat lozenges work?

How do sore throat lozenges work?

Usually have...: Usually have a mucoid soothing agent like glycerine and/or menthol or eucalyptus which is also soothing and "opening" and/or some type of mild topical anesthetic such as benzocaine. They do not kill disease causing bacteria such as strep. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Is it okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

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

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Wondering if it's okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Wondering if it's okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

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

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Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols?

Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols?

Tough: Would be tough to do if you are adult with normal body weight and normally healthy think you would get tired sucking on 'em 1st. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to only eat throat lozenges?

Is it dangerous to only eat throat lozenges?

Yes: Throat lozenges may have a little sugar in them, but otherwise, they have no nutritional value. If your throat is very sore- try soups and soft foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose or take too many cepacol throat lozenges?

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

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How many cepacol maximum numbing throat lozenges must you take?

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

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What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

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

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Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sore?

Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sore?

Yes, hard "candy": If you a sucking on a bunch of the hard candy type throat lozenges, your tongue can get sore. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on throat lozenges?

No: No, but you risk your decay risk. They are candies with flavoring! ...Read more

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How many throat lozenges should I take?

How many throat lozenges should I take?

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

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Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to only eat throat lozenges and something small for dinner?

Not healthy: I don't know what the particular throat lozenges contain. As a result, I don't know if this is dangerous but it certainly is not healthy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

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

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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.

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.

Post nasal drip: You may have. Post nasal drip that is causing your cough and itchy throat. Use salt water nose drops several times a day. Go to sleep with a vaporizer and sleep on several pillows. Use vaporub on chest before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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Should I use Sudafed and throat lozenges? Throat feels dry/sore, not much voice, but other than that, I feel fine.

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

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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.

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.

Brinchitis: You are showing signs of bronchitis. Consult your pcp. You need to be well hydrated. Take some otc. Decongestants while waiting for your appt. If it continues go to er. ...Read more

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Risks of reaching arms over my head while pregnant is it safe or will my child have the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck?

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

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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?

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?

It will be safe.: If you don't have symptoms now the force of labor would not likely be and issue.

Certainly if you have great concern speak to the physician who diagnosed the stenosis. ...Read more

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Are menthol lozenges safe during pregnancy?

Are menthol lozenges safe during pregnancy?

Should be fine: A few cough drops or menthol lozenges each day for a few days should not be any problem. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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Can I use bengay on my neck I am 13 weeks pregnant is it safe?

Can I use bengay on my neck I am 13 weeks pregnant is it safe?

Yes: Nothing toxic from BenGay will pass through the skin to reach your developing baby. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Harinder Gill
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Throat Lozenges (Definition)

Temporarily relieves sore throat or mouth pain, minor mouth irritation, or pain caused by canker sores. This medicine ...Read more