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Menthol Cough Drops When Pregnant
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
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
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
Probably not: But you should not take too much of anything. ...Read more
Yes.: Of course it works better when not delivered in smoke. ...Read more
Are non menthol cigarettes worse than menthol? I ask since menthol is used in cough drops. I know both are bad so please don't answer with that
Does inhaling menthol vapors or sucking a cough drop really open up breathing passages, or just feel cold and is perceived as opening things up?
Some menthol DOES: Open up nasal passageways; however, it doesn't last very long...Sometimes it's better to use straight saline nasal spray or spray gel, because in the winter, nasal membranes will swell when they are dry. The saline penetrates the swollen membranes and causes them to shrink, secondary option might be a nasal steroid. ...Read more
I have a really bad cough. Theses cough drops aren't doing much for me especially at night. What medicine can I take for this while im pregnant?
Ricola cough drop contains herb mixture elder horehound hyssop etc I had one is this going to hurt my baby? Is it ok to take these while pregnant?
Most consider fine: There is some evidence that Elder, Hyssop and Horehound ingestion could be of concern during pregnancy but to be honest, many OB's recommend Ricola drops, due to the marginal amounts of the aforementioned herbs in the drops. If you are concerned why not reach out to your OB. ...Read more
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
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 am 24 w eeks pregnant I am getting a terrible cold what can I take... Am I allowed to take cold ease or alka seltzer or cough drops or anything!?!?!
Yes: There are quite a few things you can take. Of course, drinking lots of water is more important and right after that, getting a lot of rest. You can take plain sudafed after 1st trimester, plain robitussin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) cough drops are okay. Benedryl and guanfenisin are also okay. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm 34wks pregnant. Is it ok to take halls cough drops? It's been about two weeks and I've been taking Zantac (ranitidine) for a week so it's not r/t my heartburn.
Yes: Yes, no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take cough drops? I have a really bad cough that has been keeping me up at night.
Meds in pregnancy: It depends on what the cough drops contain. Typical OTC cough drops may contain a mild local anesthetic along with the candy-like drop. This is probably okay in small doses. Please consult your OB for more recommendations and to make sure the cough is not asthma or other new condition. ...Read more
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
I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I have a cold. I took Claritin, saline nasal spray and cough drops. Now my temperature is 99.3 f. And I feel tiredness.
Less is better:
Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume. Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey,
hot steam showers, Cold- Eze Lozenges, Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. Every 4-6 hrs as needed. Claritin is safe, but not mandatory. ...Read more
I am eleven weeks pregnant and I am thinking of taking soothers eucalyptus and menthol for my cough and itchy throat. Is it safe to take it?? Ta
Can I take sucrets with dyclonine hydrochloride & menthol for a cough & sore throat while pregnant?
Can my wife have Vicks drop sweet as my wife is 14 week pregnant or can u advice me cough sweet to eat?
Yes: Completely safe!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to use menthol topically while pregnant? I received a pedicure and they used a concentrated oil during my massage (felt like icy hot).
Menthol pregnancy: I see no problem with using menthol oil on your feet. ...Read more
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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