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Is It Okay To Have Cough Drops While Pregnant
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
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
Otherwise: Otherwise there would be a warning sign. And menthol has been around for many years. Therefore there should be no problem. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it harmful to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) if I have little mucus amount or is it safe even if there's not too much? & is it still safe if used with a dry cough ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Is it okay to take antihistamines for sneezing when you have pneumonia? It is amazing how much sneezing hurts right now!
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
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