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Can I Take A Nasal Decongestant While Breastfeeding
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. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Yes, but: Nasal decongestant sprays should not be used regularly. Oral decongestant pills can be taken with acid reducers. ...Read more
Yes just limit: Yes, it also depends on the nasal decongestant. Just don't do it for more than 3 days. ...Read more
How do I get relief from nasal congesgtion if I have a heart condition and can't take decongestants?
Yes: They can be taken togetherGet a more detailed answer ›
No interactions: You can take these two medications together as there aren't any clear contraindications. ...Read more
The right side of my nose is very tender like if it was black and blue but isn't. This started yesterday and caused a headache. I do take an over-the-counter nasal decongestant because my nose always feels stuffed up if I don't. Yesterday morning I woke
It : It is unclear on whether your otc decongestant is a nasal spray or pill. If it is a spray, I agree with dr. Funari that useage beyond 3-5 days can lead to rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa) and actually worsen your condition. If your nasal decongestant is in pill form (i.e., Pseudoephedrine containing) this will not create that type of condition. I also can not be sure where your tenderness is, but a common cause of nasal tenderness on the inside of the lower 1/3 of the nose (nostril area) is vestibulitis, or inflammation around a nasal hair follicle or oil gland. To be sure, and help with your nasal breathing difficulties, I would seek the advice of an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was going to take Theraflu while breastfeeding 650 mg acetaminophen 20 mg pheniramine maleate and 10 mg Phenylephrine? Thanks
No data: On safety and efficacy. Flu is a generic diagnosis. Besides vaccines for flu there is no know Rx for prevention. ...Read more
I have had a really bad infection and am left with bad sinuses, is it advised to take nasal decongestant spray or will it make it worse?
You can, but: Don't exceed few days, then it might be worse if you continue as nasal decongestants may cause rebound congestion. Keep the saline nasal washes though, if problem continues, kindly see your doctor/ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more
I take regular sudafed but its only unclogging one nostril. Are there any other nasal decongestants that are non drowsy?
Yes: The best decongestants are inhaled intranasal steroids and they are recommended for allergies. Sudafed is ok short term, the over the counter version "Afrin" can potentially cause rebound increased congestion. If this is chronic congestion, you should probably see a physician for Rx for intranasal steroids. They are non drowsy. ...Read more
I take carbamazepine XR for epilepsy. What nasal decongestants may I take (home remedies/OTC)? Cold s/sx prevent me from sleeping. Thanks.
I took 2 NyQuil right before bed and after laying in bed I feel like my stuffy nose is getting worse. I hAve some DayQuil sever cold and flu with nasal decongestant, can I take one or two of those now to help break up the mucus a little or is that too mu
Pressure in my head, post nasal drip. Nausea, sinus pressure. Could i have infection? Cant take decongestant i have high Bp now that i have sinusitis.
See doctor: You need to see your doctor to diagnose and treat your condition properly. ...Read more
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