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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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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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Is it ok to suck on menthol cough drops while pregnant?

Is it ok to suck on menthol cough drops while pregnant?

Otherwise: Otherwise there would be a warning sign. And menthol has been around for many years. Therefore there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ventolin and if I have an asthma attack while pregnant?

Is it ok to take ventolin and if I have an asthma attack while pregnant?

Yes: Ventolin (albuterol) is a quick relief medication for the treatment of cough, wheezing, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath due to bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is effective and been used for many, many years in women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, etc. It's very important to have asthma controlled especially during pregnancy. If mother can't breathe, neither can baby! ...Read more

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Is it okay for my nose to peel while pregnant?

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Is it okay for my nose to peel while pregnant?

Pregnancy-specific: benign skin condition from normal hormonal changes. Most skin conditions resolve postpartum, no worries. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have eye surgery while pregnant?

Is it safe to have eye surgery while pregnant?

Yes: Generally, unless it's an emergency, like a retinal detachment or lacerated cornea, most eye sugery is best postponed to the postpartum period. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a cappuccino while 5 months pregnant?

Is it ok to have a cappuccino while 5 months pregnant?

Not recommended: Caffiene is not recommended in pregnancy or with breast feeding. It is not contraindicated but not great to have that much of a stimulant. ...Read more

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Is is safe to drink panadol for pain while pregnant? I am 18 weeks pregnant and i does have a lot of headaches is it safe to drink panadol 500g during this time...I normally take two 500g tablets a day...Is it safe for my unborn child?, if not what are t

Is is safe to drink panadol for pain while pregnant? I am 18 weeks pregnant and i does have a lot of headaches is it safe to drink panadol 500g during this time...I normally take two  500g tablets a day...Is it safe for my unborn child?, if not what are t

Panadol (acetaminophen) : Panadol (acetaminophen) is a category a drug, which means that it is safe to take during pregnancy . However, it should be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not exceed the recommended doseage listed on the bottle. ...Read more

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I have dermographia is it safe to still take cetirizine while ttc and pregnant?

I have dermographia is it safe to still take cetirizine while ttc and pregnant?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Dermatographia is hive-like skin lesion that occurs after you scratch your skin. Those skin lesions usually last for about 30 minutes. You don't need to take medications except when you are symptomatic or the hives does not resolve. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is pregnancy category b meaning animal studies showing it is safe in pregnancy but we don't have human data. You can take zyrtec (cetirizine) if needed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have sex while pregnate?

Is it ok to have sex while pregnate?

Yes: It is safe to have sex throughout pregnancy unless you have been diagnosed with certain complications of pregnancy. Placenta previa or preterm labor would be examples where your doctor would tell you to avoid intercourse. This question has been asked many times here so you can read the other answers for more information also. ...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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Why is it not safe to own a cat when you're pregnant?

Why is it not safe to own a cat when you're pregnant?

Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for the baby that i need an inhaler sometimes for wheezing really bad? Thank you!

16 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for the baby that i need an inhaler sometimes for wheezing really bad? Thank you!

Albuterol-Category C: No studies done in humans. Animal studies have shown some detrimental effect. Use with caution. You need to balance benifits of taking and harm of not taking medication. With excess wheeze your blood oxygen is low and it may potentially decrease oxygen to baby too. So check with your physician when you have wheeze to see if you need to take meds. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Is it ok to take dry cough syrup if I have a phlemy cough at times?

Yes: The cough suppressant is the same in the medication so either will help with the cough ...Read more

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My throat has been hurting for a day now, was wanting to know if I can take theraflu while breastfeeding? Also is it safe for the baby to breastfeed w

My throat has been hurting for a day now, was wanting to know if I can take theraflu while breastfeeding? Also is it safe for the baby to breastfeed w

Ok but short course: Assuming the medication is Theraflu flu & sore throat. It contains 3 ingredients- acetaminophen, phenylephrine and pheniramine. Acetaminophen is safe. small amounts of pheniramine can pass to breast milk and baby may be restless or sleepy Phenylephrine could decrease lactation However recent studies seem to ok https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2868610/ Make you don't have strep throat ...Read more

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Is it okay to take antihistamines for sneezing when you have pneumonia? It is amazing how much sneezing hurts right now!

Is it okay to take antihistamines for sneezing when you have pneumonia?  It is amazing how much sneezing hurts right now!

Should be ok: If a person takes antihistamines for allergy symptoms such as sneezing, then she can continue taking the antihistamines even if she has pneumonia (unless her doctor asks her to not use antihistamines). ...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