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Cough And Cold While Pregnant
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
Cough drops: Depends on the active ingredients as well as the quantity consumed. Once you know the active ingredients you can re-ask the question here if you like and get a more complete answer ...Read more
Yes: Many are ok to take depending on how far along you are. Your OB should have a list to give you. ...Read more
14 to 15 week pregnancy, cold & cough coming. So what type of medicine is safe at this condition...
I am 4w+5d pregnant but I have sever cold and am coughing also. What can I do to help relieve this and can I take any cough syrup at all.
I've been sick back to back with cough/cold since getting pregnant. I'm 6 weeks along. Better for baby to try to ride it out or take medicine?
See doctor: First make sure that your problem is merely a cold and not from something else like asthma or sinusitis. In the 1st trimester of pregnancy, it is best to avoid taking any drug whenever possible but you should not avoid treatment which is necessary. In the meanwhile, try tea with honey to see if it helps your cough. ...Read more
I am 4w+-5d pregnant but I have sever cold and I am coughing also.Is there anything i can do to help relieve myself.And can I take any cough syrup?
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex or robitussin(aka guaifenisin) are safe in pregnancy, as is dextromethorphan. Avoid sudafed. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) throat lozenges, saile nasal spray are also safe. If you start having fevers, the cough persists, or feel that you are getting worse, please go see your doctor. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of complications from 'colds' that everyone else recovers from. Remember to stay hydrated. ...Read more
Was sittin in a room for 6hrs.Fairly big room & a man about 5/6ft away had an awful cough & coughin facin other direction.can i catch a cold?Pregnant!
Cough and cold: Greetings. Unfortunately, you are at risk to be exposed to a cold or flu virus from the cough you described In your situation. Since it was a la get room and the man was coughing in a different direction, the odds are lower but still present. After any concerning exposure, drink water and rinse your nose with a saline irrigation. This will help wash away virus molecules before infection sets in. ...Read more
Some suggestions: I would suggest nasal saline, lozenges, warm liquids and rest. Here is a link for more information: http://www.webmd.com/baby/safe-otc-cold-and-flu-treatment-to-use-during-pregnancy ...Read more
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