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Doctor insights on: Menthol Cough Drops During Pregnancy

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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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Are menthol lozenges safe during pregnancy?

Are menthol lozenges safe during pregnancy?

Should be fine: A few cough drops or menthol lozenges each day for a few days should not be any problem. ...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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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true ? I'm pregnant I had one please help

I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true ? I'm pregnant I had one please help

Don't worry: One cough drop is not going to hurt your baby. However, give them away to someone who is not pregnant and try some hot honey and lemonade tea instead for these months. ...Read more

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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

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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Tiny clear blisters on the inside of both cheeks in the area where I'd hold a cough drop. Been using Halls menthol cough drops. Could this be why?

Tiny clear blisters on the inside of both cheeks in the area where I'd hold a cough drop. Been using Halls menthol cough drops. Could this be why?

No: Most likely, this is another reason for this blisters. You can use camomile tea for gargling mouth many times per day for 2-3 days. If no better go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Packaging of 9.1mg Menthol cough drops says I can take 1 drop every 2 hours. Is this the maximum amount I can safely have?

Packaging of 9.1mg Menthol cough drops says I can take 1 drop every 2 hours. Is this the maximum amount I can safely have?

A Drop In The Bucket: Maybe they're worried about too much sugar, unless they are sugarless.In that case, maybe worried about too much Eucalyptus(menthol)--tell that to the Indian chief in his sweat lodge!So,I really don't see a problem unless you're chewing them down by the dozens, which will defeat their rather meager purpose.All-in-all I'd say you could take a few more than that as long as you don't mind your breath ...Read more

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Can menthol topically be used during pregnancy?

Can menthol  topically be used during pregnancy?

Maybe: Icy hot patch is pregnancy category "c" which basically means no good studies are available to fully evaluate its safety in pregnancy. Best to speak with your OB doc first. ...Read more

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Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Not normal: Normal implies that most pregnant women suffer from cough which clearly is not true. Pregnant women should not have a cough just like everyone else. Your cough will need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause and treatment options. ...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 broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Is broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Broncholyte: Most over-the-counter cough syrups have different ingredients. You should check with your gynecologist regarding safety of taking this medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

The safety: Of this drug during pregnancy has not been established. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about available safe drugs. There are actually studies in children showing that honey works. That is safe for you! ...Read more

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How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

Depends: Coughing associated with uncomplicated upper respiratory infection can be treated with Codeine based cough suppressants. If however, it becomes a productive cough or associated with a fever or shortness of breath, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it. ...Read more

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Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy ?

Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy ?

Not Recommended: Sancos cough syrup contains pholcodine, psudoephedrine, chlorphiniramine and menthol i will not recommend it but if you have to take it for short period it has to be prescribed by your doctor who will decide that the its use is worth the risk. ...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