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Can I Take Claritin While Nursing
Tamiflu and others: Tamiflu is a prescribed medication & helps if started within the first 48hrs of sx. It is considered safe for breast feeding. Most of the other otc meds have little to offer & those containing antihistamines can reduce milk volume.Ibuprofen and acetomenophen are also quite safe for breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Do you need to take the pill while nursing? No. Do you need some type of contraception while nursing? Yes, yes, yes. The old belief that nursing prevents pregnancy is very old and very unreliable. So - condoms, or a progesterone-only-pill (pop), also called the mini-pill, are both good choices while nursing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,6000 mcg or more: Not only is biotin safe in nursing but it is recommended to take at least 35 mcg/day. For nursing moms whose babies have cradle cap it is recommended that the mother take 6000 mcg/day.Doses of up to 15, 000 mcg (15 mg)/day are used to treat diabetes.There is no known toxic dose of biotin but probably no benefit to taking doses higher than 15 mg/day.See http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21571. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Elderberry is safe and helps fight the flu as well. Vitamin d boosts the immune system and helps prevent colds. Vitamin c is well tolerated. Colloidal silver as well. There is a chinese herbaceutical called a.I.R. That is also wonderful. Check it out on www.Franzcenter.Com under herbaceuticals. ...Read more
I work at a nursing home. I was changing a resident's brief and the person farted in my face. Is there any kind of preventative action i should take?
Face masks : If you are going to be working around bodily fluids/waste you need to be wearing gloves, gown, mask with clear plastic eye shield. I have had the privilege of seeing airborne fecal material at work. It really does happen. In the meantime, watch for flu-like or URI symptoms over the next week or so. Viruses and bacteria can infect both sites. ...Read more
Not recommended: Recommend against use of pepto - bismol by nursing mothers because some may be excreted into breast milk. The salicylate in the pepto- bismol could put the baby at risk for development of reye’s syndrome. ...Read more
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