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I am 31 weeks pregnant and have a really bad sinus infection, what kind of over the counter nasal spray can I take?

I am 31 weeks pregnant and have a really bad sinus infection, what kind of over the counter nasal spray can I take?

Neosynephrine: has been around for a long time and no poblems in Pregnancy have surfaced as fat as I know! (One study I was able to find showed a statistical association but not an "impressive one!) HOWEVER EVERY medication OTC or Prescribed MUST BE CHECKED OUT with your OB-GYN provider! HE/SHE has the final and ONLY opinion which should matter to you Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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 can I take over the counter for a chest cold if I am 27 weeks pregnant?

What can I take over the counter for a chest cold if I am 27 weeks pregnant?

Not much.: In fact, a lot of OTC cold remedies are category C in pregnancy, which means they're generally unsafe. You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for a fever, and that may be just about it. Wouldn't take a chance with anything else. ...Read more

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What medications can I take for a sinus infection while pregnant?

What medications can I take for a sinus infection while pregnant?

Depends: It all depends on which trimester pregnancy and severity of your sinusitis. Mild sinusitis usually are not given antibiotics during 1st trimester. On the other hand severe sinusitis in 3rd trimester may need treatment. See your ob-gyn md and do not self treat. ...Read more

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Okay so i get a lot of yeast infections what can i get over the counter for it ?.. any diet you could recommend?

Okay so i get a lot of yeast infections what can i get over the counter for it ?.. any diet you could recommend?

"Azole" treatment: Diet won't help. If vaginal yeast has been professionally diagnosed and new sympotms are typical, use one of the many over-the-counter vaginal yeast treatments. Look for active ingredient ending in "azole" (miconazole, teraconazole, & others). Or talk with your doc about taking fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth once a week to prevent it. Also discuss possible underlying causes, especially diabetes. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter for a fever?

What can I take over-the-counter for a fever?

Many antipyretics: Tylenol(acetaminophen), motrin(ibuprofen), aleve(naproxen), and Aspirin are considered antipyretics--fever-reducing medications. In the recommended dosage, Acetaminophen is probably considered safest. Fever is cause by many infections, diseases, and even medications. So, if it is too high or lasting too long, consult your doc. Keep good hydration as fever causes additional fluid loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of pain medicine can I take for a uti over the counter I am currently breastfeeding my newborn?

What type of pain medicine can I take for a uti over the counter I am currently breastfeeding my newborn?

UTI pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen would be safe pain medications in breastfeeding but may not be helpful if your pain is due to UTI. Drink large amounts of water, consider some cranberry juice (helps dislodge bacteria) and see your doctor if not better in a couple days. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and have had it for about 2 weeks. Do I need to get an antibiotic or is there something over the counter I can take/do?

I have a sinus infection and have had it for about 2 weeks. Do I need to get an antibiotic or is there something over the counter I can take/do?

Allergies / viral: Most sinusitis is either allergic or viral. In both cases, initial symptoms can include congestion, runny nose and sinus pain. Usually, viral sinusitis resolves within a week. It may be followed by an episode of bacterial sinusitis and if you have symptoms improve initially and then worsen again, you may have bacterial sinusitis for which a short course of 5 days of antibiotics may be appropriate. ...Read more

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I am 22 weeks pregnant and have flu, which medication can I take over the counter.

I am 22 weeks pregnant and have flu, which medication can I take over the counter.

Most: Most cough/cold medicines are safe in pregnancy: tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest. Benadryl, sudafed, robitussin, Mucinex are all considered safe. Avoid Aspirin and ibuprofen. If by "flu" you mean a GI infection causing nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, your doctor can prescribe some antinausea, and immodium is safe for diarrhea, but only use if getting very dehydrated. ...Read more

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What antibiotic can i take for a four months old chalazion? What should i do with this? Over the counter antibiotic

Antibiotics wont hel: If a chalazion is present for more than 3-4 weeks it is unlikely to respond to antibiotics. combination topical agents such as maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) (which require a prescription) and include antibiotic/steriod components may be helpful during the first 3-4 weeks. warm compresses are also extremely helpful. beyond 1month i tend to surgically remove them. eric dessner md ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic to stop a yeast infection? If not, what's the best OTC treatment? Been on antibiotics for 2 weeks & I think that caused it.

Can I take a probiotic to stop a yeast infection? If not, what's the best OTC treatment? Been on antibiotics for 2 weeks & I think that caused it.

Probiotic won't work: If you have had vaginal yeast and have the same symptoms now, you probably can safely treat yourself. A probiotic probably won't work; you need an anti-yeast drug. Look for a product whose active ingredient ends in "azole" (Monistat®, Terazol®, Gyne-Lotrimin® and others). But if in doubt, get advice from the doc that prescribed the antibiotic. If you self treat, call doc if no better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine can i take for a toothache if im 12 weeks pregnant?

What kind of medicine can i take for a toothache if im 12 weeks pregnant?

First things first: You need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine why you have a toothache. Deep cavity? Broken filling? Dead nerve? Gum problem? Fractured tooth? Once you are diagnosed, minimally invasive treatment can be started to treat your problem. Pregnant women can be treated to help prevent more serious complications later on. Meds alone cannot fix your toothache. All the best... ...Read more

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Im currently on 4 antihistamines for chronic uritcaria. I have a sinus infection is there anything i can take to relieve symptoms?

Im currently on 4 antihistamines for chronic uritcaria. I have a sinus infection is there anything i can take to relieve symptoms?

Antihistamines..: Won't treat sinus "infection" , if bacterial infection, whether acute or chronic, antibiotics would be indicated, if it is viral, other measures as saline nasal washes, decongestants, or other meds may be needed. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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If I think I might have a yeast infection is it safe fir me to use one of the over-the-counter non-prescription yeast infection medications? Thanks!

If I think I might have a yeast infection is it safe fir me to use one of the over-the-counter non-prescription yeast infection medications?  Thanks!

Yes: It is safe to try an otc treatment first but if it does not clear you should see your physician. There are also kits you can buy otc that can decide if you have a yeast infection but they can be a bit pricey. ...Read more

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What medicine can I take for my sinus infection while im pregnant?

Sinus rinses: Sinus congestion is common in pregnancy (rhinitis of pregnancy). If you are just stuffy with clear drainage, try a sinus rinse and/or saline spray. If you have facial pain, purulent drainage, or severe symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take for an URI while pregnant?

What can I take for an URI while pregnant?

Most OTC medications: If you want to use a medication, sudafed, mucinex, Robitussin and tylenol (acetaminophen) are generally considered safe. Avoid Ibuprofen aleve and aspirin. And if you haven't had a flu vaccine yet, get one when you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more