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What type of pain medicine can I take for a uti over the counter I am currently breastfeeding my newborn?

What type of pain medicine can I take for a uti over the counter I am currently breastfeeding my newborn?

UTI pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen would be safe pain medications in breastfeeding but may not be helpful if your pain is due to UTI. Drink large amounts of water, consider some cranberry juice (helps dislodge bacteria) and see your doctor if not better in a couple days. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

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What cold medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What cold medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding?

It depends: It depends on the cold medication and what is contained in it. The ingredients vary and it is best to speak to your obstetrician regarding the cold medication. ...Read more

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What medicines safe to my boils while im in breastfeeding?

What medicines safe to my boils while im in breastfeeding?

Antibiotics: A doctor should be giving it to you to make sure the cause is treated. Most of the time a boil has to be drained for antibiotics to work and penetrate the area of infection. Just make sure quinolones and tetracyclines are not used. ...Read more

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What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is your best bet. It's very safe, easy on your kidneys and the placenta. Keep hydrated, get extra rest. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

I am breastfeeding. Will taking medicine for migraines hurt my baby?

Depends on the meds: It totally depends on the medications you take to treat your migraines and the associated symptoms. Some may enter the breast milk, some may not. This would best be answered by consulting about your specific meds with your OB and your pediatric physician, maybe even your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is there any connections medicine i can take while breastfeeding my 5 month old?

Please clarify ??: The advisability of any medication during lactation varies with type & ability to transfer in breast milk. The descriptor "connections medicine" does not apply to any medication or group I am aware of.Please be more specific. ...Read more

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If you're having trouble breastfeeding, are there drugs to help you produce more milk?

If you're having trouble breastfeeding, are there drugs to help you produce more milk?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Hi i m Ayesha i m suffering from vitiligo since two years plz suggest me some medicine n ointments. i m breastfeeding my child?

Hi i m Ayesha i m suffering from vitiligo since two years plz suggest me some medicine n ointments. i m breastfeeding my child?

How extensive?: Details matter. See a dermatologist. There is increased risk of other autoimmune disorders, especially Hashimoto thyroiditis. Easiest approach is to relax and prepare to explain to others that it is not contagious nor due to anything you can control. You can use fake tan to darken the pale areas. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more