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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


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Is thermaflu ok for a sore throat during pregnancy?

Is thermaflu ok for a sore throat during pregnancy?

No: Theraflu has a combination of medications on it. One of them , pseuephedrine, may lower the blood supply to the fetus. It's better just to take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) cold if you have runny nose. ...Read more

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Can i take cepacol for cough & sore throat while pregnant?

Can i take cepacol for cough & sore throat while pregnant?

Let me advise you: Although generally it is best not to take any medications during pregnancy, there is no evidence that the following medications are harmful, and they may be used sparingly. Please follow dosage written on the bakage. Cepacol lozenges. Good luck. ...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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What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

See your doc: You need to have throat cultures and an ear exam to diagnose your infection. You will need to be treated with antibiotics. Your doc can prescribe an antibiotic safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies i can take at 38 weeks pregnant?

I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies i can take at 38 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy Safe: I agree w dr. Mumneh. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s. ...Read more

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Planning for pregnancy.severe sore throat&cough so took amoxillin+clavunate 625 mg ¶cetamol 500mg.is this safe or cause any complications to pregn?

Planning for pregnancy.severe sore throat&cough so took amoxillin+clavunate 625 mg &paracetamol 500mg.is this safe or cause any complications to pregn?

It's ok: We use both of those medications during pregnancy when medically necessary. It is not a significant risk, especially if you aren't pregnant yet! I would not delay conception because of those medications. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

little: If you can "tough it out" i always recommend my breastfeeding moms to not take very much.... However you may want to be seen by your doctor to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

I have a mild headache, sore neck, sore throat, nasal congestion, and chills. What's a good OTC medicine to take? Are zinc lozenges effective at all?

See a doctor: Sore throat and neck ache and headaches could be associated with a number of potentially dangerous illnesses that may need antibiotics to treat. See your doctor who may send cultures and prescribe antibiotics if needed. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a sore throat with mucus?

Can pregnancy cause a sore throat with mucus?

Yes possible. : Like any other person, it can happen in pregnancy though pregnancy is considerd as one of the relatively immunocompromized conditions and infection can happen easily than normal people. Infections -viral, bacterial - causing pharyngitis, tonsilitis, sinusitis, upper resp. Infections -especially laryngo tracheobronchitis can cause sore throat with mucus. Drink enough fluids. Visit your doctor also. ...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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Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What cold medication can be taken during pregnancy?

What cold  medication can be taken during pregnancy?

Some medications are: Considered safe to take during pregnancy the effects of other medications on your unborn baby are unknown especially during the first trimester halls Robitussin romilar trind-dm Vicks cough syrup saline nasal drops or spray actifed dristan neosynephrine sudafed tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol (acetaminophen) c warm salt water gargle *do not take "sa" (sustained action)forms or multi-symptom forms of these drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more