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Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

Hi. I've been very bad acid reflux. Constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm. Tums does not seem to be helping. Is Prevacid advisable? And have I made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than

DietEevateHeadOfBed&: You can do following
Do not drink or smoke
Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches
Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok
Besides that avoid cirus fruits, mint, tomatoes, big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Coughing flem and fever sign of pregnancy?

Productive cough ;: Fever are more likely to be signs of a respiratory illness. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Not normal: Normal implies that most pregnant women suffer from cough which clearly is not true. Pregnant women should not have a cough just like everyone else. Your cough will need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

Depends: Coughing associated with uncomplicated upper respiratory infection can be treated with Codeine based cough suppressants. If however, it becomes a productive cough or associated with a fever or shortness of breath, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe?

Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe?

Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it. ...Read more

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Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy?

Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy?

Not Recommended: Sancos cough syrup contains pholcodine, psudoephedrine, chlorphiniramine and menthol
i will not recommend it but if you have to take it for short period it has to be prescribed by your doctor who will decide that the its use is worth the risk. ...Read more

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I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true? I'm pregnant I had one please help

Don't worry: One cough drop is not going to hurt your baby. However, give them away to someone who is not pregnant and try some hot honey and lemonade tea instead for these months. ...Read more

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Is broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Is broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Broncholyte: Most over-the-counter cough syrups have different ingredients. You should check with your gynecologist regarding safety of taking this medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

The safety: Of this drug during pregnancy has not been established. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about available safe drugs. There are actually studies in children showing that honey works. That is safe for you! ...Read more

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What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad. Cough, and chest congestion?

What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad. Cough, and chest congestion?

Depends on trimester: During 1st trimester always bet to avoid meds. Later on tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay and technically speaking an opioid antitussive should be okay. Discuss with OB before taking any new meds. Avoid all nsaids. ...Read more

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If you contracted whooping cough during pregnancy, would you affect your unborn baby?

If you contracted whooping cough during pregnancy, would you affect your unborn baby?

When in pregnancy?: There are no real effects on the fetus but if pertussis (whooping cough) occurs close to delivery, there is a potential risk of transmission to the newborn. ...Read more

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Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

Is Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough chest congestion dm safe during pregnancy?

No: In first and 2nd trimester no medicine is safe better not even in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

Safe medicine for cough and sore throat during pregnancy?

U shoudl ask your OB: As your OB has specific meds to recommend, buti tell my pts, plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) and throat lozenges are fine, and extra vit c 1000 mg a day and sometimes u may need antibiotics if it is not a common cold. ...Read more

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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Some really safe: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant, can I get the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy or wait till my baby is born? How long does the vaccine protect you?

I am 26 weeks pregnant, can I get the whooping cough vaccine during pregnancy or wait till my baby is born? How long does the vaccine protect you?

Tdap - Pertussis: The tdap vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women at any gestational age. It is safe for pregnant women. It is preferably given from 27-36 weeks but anytime during pregnancy will confer adequate immunity. Immediate postpartum vaccination is recommended for women who miss the vaccine during pregnancy. This is a concerted effort to protect newborns from pertussis by "cocooning" the baby. ...Read more

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Can I take cough drops during pregnancy? I'm 30 weeks and I have a sore throat.

Can I take cough drops during pregnancy? I'm 30 weeks and I have a sore throat.

Pregnancy: Why are you coughing? Is it post nasal drip, reflux, asthma, drainage, etc...? Before self-medicating at 30 weeks why not get it checked out to make sure it isn't anything significant and the less you put in your body for the next 6-10 weeks is best for your baby. ...Read more

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Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Is the generic brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) cough and sore throat safe during pregnancy?

Probably: Should be fine, always best to check with your ob-gyn before taking anything- since we can't ever be totally positive about safety of anything taken or ingested during pregnancy- but if you need it- please use moderately. ...Read more

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What the safest drug for severe cough to 6th months pregnancy?

Cough: It is safe to take Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) for a severe cough during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cough medication in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take cough medication in pregnancy?

Yes: It is safest to take the medications with the least ingredients though. If a medication has multiple components, it's likely that at least 1 will cause problems with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

Is prospan ivy leaf extract cough syrup safe in pregnancy?

We simply don't know: While I am inclined to say it is probably ok, we do not have enough information and no formal studies to say one way or another. Demonstrating safety or hazard is much more difficult than you may realize. That is why we always err on the side of caution during pregnancy and take things only when clearly indicated and of proven benefit. ...Read more

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I am in 6th week of pregnancy. Now I got severe cough and cold.... Willl it affect babay or pregnancy?

I am in 6th week of pregnancy. Now I got severe cough and cold.... Willl it affect babay or pregnancy?

Most likely not: It is not the illness that is the problem. Your body's immune system should be able to take care of the cough and cold symptoms. The problem would be if you were taking medicines in order to deal with those. The placenta is an amazing barrier, however, when you're pregnant, limit yourself to tylenol/fluids/bedrest and other non-med support measures. Medication with pregnancy is a last resort. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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