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Is there an OTC medicine which is safe to take while breastfeeding that will alleviate sinus congestion?

Is there an OTC medicine which is safe to take while breastfeeding that will alleviate sinus congestion?

May decrease milk: While it is safe to take otc medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.

What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.

Cold and BF: Can use simple OTC for cold while BF. ie: Sudogest, Dimetapp. Tylenol q 4 hrs if needed for pain, temp. Just observe while BF. If cold worsens contact an MD internist per Healthtap. ...Read more

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Im a breastfeeding mom to a 2 1/2 month old. Ive been dealing with headaches from a cold of sinus's. is it ok to take dayquil?

Im a breastfeeding mom to a 2 1/2 month old. Ive been dealing with headaches from a cold of sinus's. is it ok to take dayquil?

Breastfeeding: You must balance the possibility of your child having side effects from medication in his food with the amount of relief you may have from the medication. Try a steamy shower, hot beverages, drink plenty of fluids and try to rest if at all possible. ...Read more

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What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

A Neti Pot: Current recommendations from several authorites discourage the routine use of antibiotics now in sinus infections. A neti pot (using sterile water and a salt soltuion) is a safe and helpful treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sinus inflammation. Is it ok to take Zyrtec (cetirizine) if I am breastfeeding? If not, is there anything better I could take?

I have a sinus inflammation. Is it ok to take Zyrtec (cetirizine) if I am breastfeeding? If not, is there anything better I could take?

A few options: The OTC Rhinocort of Nasonex (mometasone) are often a better choice since they never enter your milk and do have an anti-inflammatory effect. Nasal saline washes are also a help. Non-sedating daily antihistamines like loritadine or fexofenadine have larger molecules and do not transfer in significant amounts into your milk. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and think I have a sinus infection. Can i take mucus dm?

I am breastfeeding and think I have a sinus infection. Can i take mucus dm?

May decrease milk: While it is safe to take that medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. ...Read more

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Can I take doxycycline for a sinus infection and continue breastfeeding my 18m old?

No: You shouldn't breast feed while taking doxycycline. It is considered "possibly unsafe" studies show it does have the potential to be excreted in your breast milk. ...Read more

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Have asthma took otc sinus medicine bp 134/66 pulse 55 is that high usually run 116/62 feel like i have a cold .

Have asthma took otc sinus medicine bp 134/66 pulse 55 is that high usually run 116/62 feel like i have a cold .

Mgt: Coricidin is one choice, and I would recommend nasal saline rinses. Closely monitor your BP and please discontinue the OTC sinus medicine A follow up appointment is advised. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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