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Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6 week old..

Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6 week old..

Sinus meds: Unfortunately for you, studies are rarely done on breastfeeding women, so very few medications are considered "okay" while breastfeeding. The 2 you mentioned are in that grey zone. Try using nasal saline rinses and get plenty of rest and fluids to manage your cold symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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I have a sinus infection that is causing horrible pain in the maxillary area and my ears are clogged. Safe to use a nasal spray while breastfeeding?

I have a sinus infection that is causing  horrible pain in the maxillary area and my ears are clogged. Safe to use a nasal spray while breastfeeding?

Yes.: The saline sinus sprays are completely fine. Things like afrin (oxymetazoline) work on the blood vessels to decrease their size. This type of medicine also can work on the blood vessels of the breast to decrease milk production. It is more of a problem when you take a decongestant by mouth but still a small risk. Check out lacmed app as a resource for meds and breast feeding. Feel better! ...Read more

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Can I use nasal spray to unclog ears?

Can I use nasal spray to unclog ears?

Possible: Stuffy ears can be the result of allergic inflammation and using a nasal steroid spray may be helpful. ...Read more

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My nose been stop up for about 2yrs now, what can I do to help that. I use nasal spray all the time so it can help me breath. What should I do?

My nose been stop up for about 2yrs now, what can I do to help that. I use nasal spray all the time so it can help me breath. What should I do?

Addicted: To nose spray.If you use afrin (oxymetazoline) or a similar type decongestant nose spray around the clock ( daily ) for more than 3-4 days, your nose won't open without using the spray.Your nose has become dependent on the spray.It's hard to get off this cycle but your doctor can help, or you can go without it for a week , and going forward, only use it spairingly. ...Read more

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Would rhinoplasty done in 2004 cause any severe nasal congestion now? My nose has been really stuffy for weeks. I use nasal spray too much.

Would rhinoplasty done in 2004 cause any severe nasal congestion now? My nose has been really stuffy for weeks. I use nasal spray  too much.

Rebound congestion: if you have been using a decongestant spray for a long time, that is the most likely cause of your congestion. Nonetheless, you should have your nose examined by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What nasal spray is not addictive?

What nasal spray is not addictive?

Nasal spray: There are many non-addictive nasal sprays. For what reason do you intend to use the nasal spray? ...Read more

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What is the vibrocil nasal spray used for?

What is the vibrocil nasal spray used for?

allergies: Vibrocil is not available in the U.S. It is used for common colds, acute and chronic rhinitis, seasonal (hay fever) and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute and chroniand c sinusitis, pre- and postoperative care, adjuvant in cases of acute ear infection. It is a.Combination antihistamine and phenylephrine (decongestant). ...Read more

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