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Doctor insights on: Cough In Pregnant Women

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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


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Can pregnant women take cough drops?

Can pregnant women take cough drops?

Yes: Most cough drops are just candy. Check the label to see if there is actually any medication, and if so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs can a pregnant woman take for cough that wouldn't affect the baby?

What drugs can a pregnant woman take for cough that wouldn't affect the baby?

Robitussin (guaifenesin).: Robitussin (guaifenesin) is safe to use during pregnancy as directed. Avoid dm/cold types and ask your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I am 3 month pregnant women now days I hve cough not regular but once its start will take 10 to 15 minutes I would like to know it will affect to baby?

I am 3 month pregnant women now days I hve cough not regular but once its start will take 10 to 15 minutes I would like to know it will affect to baby?

No: Coughing in and of itself will not harm the baby. However more than 10 days with a cough is something that should be examined by a doctor. There could be asthma, bronchitis or other chronic problems involved. See you doctor so you can address this problem. ...Read more

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Pregnant woman who is coughing, can she take a cough mixture?

Pregnant woman who is coughing, can she take a cough mixture?

Yes: Most of the over-the-counter cough medicines are safe for pregnant women but make sure you read the label and ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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I am 31week pregnancy woman. Now adays my belli was get so cold, is it normal?, I feel cough a littlebit.

I am 31week pregnancy woman. Now adays my belli was get so cold, is it normal?, I feel cough a littlebit.

Get checked: The body regulates its temperature very effectively. The abdomen will not be a different temperature than the rest of the body. If you feel your cough indicates infection schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Which medication can a 7 month pregnant woman can take for chest pain cough?

Which medication can a 7 month pregnant woman can take for chest pain cough?

SOME MEDS ARE SAFE: WOULD RECOMMEND ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) FOR THE CHEST PAIN WHICH IS MOST LIKELY DUE TO YOUR COUGHING.
THESE MEDICATIONS ARE COMMONLY USED SAFELY IN PREGNANCY-FOR YOUR COLD/COUGH-
CHLOR-TRIMETON, BENADRYL, HUMIBID L A, AND DEXROMETHORPHAN (BENYLIN DM). ...Read more

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Is clarythromycin safe for pregnant women? I had cough for1 week but when my doctor prescribed the medicine, I doubted. No test has been dobe before

Is clarythromycin safe for pregnant women? I had cough for1 week but when my doctor prescribed the medicine, I doubted. No test has been dobe before

CATEGORY C: We evaluate meds in pregnancy by category. A category c drug may not be safe. This particular antibiotic has been found to increase heart and palate defects, as well as decrease fetal growth, when given to pregnant animals. In pregnant women, this antibiotic may be prescribed by your doctor if the benefits are felt to outweigh the risks.
Please discuss further with your doctor before taking it. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Can a pregnant woman take cough medicine in her first trimester?

Depends: Many cough medications are safe in the first trimester You need to know the specific ingredients of the cough medication. For example, Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is safe in the first trimester. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?

Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?

Be cautious: You are still in the first trimester and it is better to err on the side of caution and avoid unnecessary medications. Fevers should be actively managed but otherwise you are only treating symptoms. I do not recommend multi-symptom preparations. If you must take something, take the minimal effective amount of medication for the particular symptom you are trying to manage. ...Read more

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How dangerous is croup cough in pregnant woman? 6 months pregnant, son has mild croup, I have sore throat a few mornings only. Danger to fetus?

How dangerous is croup cough in pregnant woman? 6 months pregnant, son has mild croup, I have sore throat a few mornings only. Danger to fetus?

Usually no danger: Croup coughs are generally caused by viruses such as parainfluenza, adenovirus, influenza (the flu), and a virus called RSV. None of these viruses should effect the fetus in utero and you should be able to get over them without any extra medical help. However, pregnant women can suffer more problems from respiratory illnesses than non-pregnant women, so if *you* don't feel very well, see your Dr! ...Read more

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What test (s) do doctors run to rule out pulmonary embolism in a pregnant woman? 20 gs wks, no leg pain, shortness of breath, cough and chest pain for 4 days after long distance traveling.

What test (s) do doctors run to rule out pulmonary embolism in a pregnant woman? 20 gs wks, no leg pain, shortness of breath, cough and chest pain for 4 days after long distance traveling.

Xray -> VQ -> CT: Without leg symptoms, one would not perform a leg ultrasound (DVT US). With SOB, a chest Xray is first choice, and can be performed safely by shielding the baby. If Xray is normal, then a nuclear medicine VQ scan is performed. If the VQ scan is indeterminate, a CT Pulmonary Angiogram is performed, with settings designed to reduce radiation dose to mother and fetus. ...Read more

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Horrible cough for 2 weeks while pregnant, what to do?

Horrible cough for 2 weeks while pregnant, what to do?

Ask your doctor: It's best to ask your obstetrician about what medications are best to take during pregnancy, for any conditions. ...Read more

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What can my wife take for a cough, she's 8weeks pregnant?

You can encourage: Your wife to hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. Take care ; congratulations on your wife's pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi what do you take for a cough when you are 2months pregnant? "

There is a list: Http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_chart-over-the-counter-medications-during-pregnancy_1486462.bc.

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Can my wife have honitus sweet for cough as she is 16 week pregnant?

Can my wife have honitus sweet for cough as she is 16 week pregnant?

Cough remedy: Hard to know without knowing the entire list of incredients of herbal components used. However, you can do honey and lemon, cough drops are fine and plain old generic Robitussin (guaifenesin) (guaifenisen). Is perfectly safe. Avoid formulations with dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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Can an uncontrolable constant rattling cough hurt my baby while pregnant?

Can an uncontrolable constant rattling cough hurt my baby while pregnant?

Depends: It depends on why you have a cough. If this is an indication of infections, tb...Then it can hurt the pregnancy. If it's due to something simple like postnasal drip, reflux disease, then no it doesn't hurt the baby. ...Read more

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I'm 2 months pregnant and I've had this cough going on 4 weeks is there anything I can do or take?

I'm 2 months pregnant and I've had this cough going on 4 weeks is there anything I can do or take?

Yes- robutussin: During pregnancy it is safe to take robutussin ac- no dm. Also, get plenty of fluids and rest. If you are having nasal congestion, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, Claritin are all ok. ...Read more

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Can my wife have Vicks drop sweet as my wife is 14 week pregnant or can u advice me cough sweet to eat?

Can my wife have Vicks drop sweet as my wife is 14 week pregnant or can u advice me cough sweet to eat?

Is ok: Any of the over the counter cough drops are fine. If she has a fever - green or yellow mucous she should see her physician ...Read more

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I have been coughing for about a week n I m 7w pregnant. I m not on any medication but now it hurts when I cough. What can I do to stop the cough?

I have been coughing for about a week n I m 7w pregnant. I m not on any medication but now it hurts when I cough. What can I do to stop the cough?

Coughing: Coughing may be due to failure of the bronchial cilia to move mucus out.
Try green tea with lemon and honey. Try humming at a low tone. Nasal/sinus irrigation, for example, the hydro pulse nasal/sinus irrigator can help. ...Read more

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I have a cough for about two months and my left side hurts even to the touch and I'm eight months pregnant what could be causing the pain and cough?

I have a cough for about two months and my left side hurts even to the touch and I'm eight months pregnant what could be causing the pain and cough?

See doc for cough: The chronic cough is not usual for pregnancy and should be addressed by your ob.

The pain especially to touch soundslike rib pain due to the coughing. Pregnany womens rib cage expands during pregnancy making it more prone to pain even without a cough. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup suitabe for pregnancy?

Did you get this in: The uk.? According to drugs. Com, prospan cough syrup contains
ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, therefore the use of this product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.”. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

Depends: There are some medications that you shouldn't take, like decongestants, if you are pregnant. A good cough medicine is plain old honey. It will coat the throat, is safe to use often, and tastes better. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat cough drops while pregnant for a cold?

Is it ok to eat cough drops while pregnant for a cold?

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

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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