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Are all ricola cough drops safe for preg.

Are all ricola cough drops safe for preg.

Ricola is safe: Ricola, Halls, Cepacol, and Theraflu are common over the counter cold medications safe to use during pregnancy according to most ObGyns. Whenever unsure, it is wise to ask your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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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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My son has a bad habit of going through my purse looking for candy, he recently got his hands on ricola cough drops. Should I be worried?

My son has a bad habit of going through my purse looking for candy, he recently got his hands on  ricola cough drops. Should I be worried?

Candy and medicine: You didn't mention your son's age. Important to keep your purse out of reach of your son especially if you keep medication in it. Many young children think brightly colored pills are candy- that also includes vitamins. Keep medication out of his reach, lock up if necessary. ...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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I am 11 weeks pregnant with a sore throat can I use Ricola cough drops without hurting the baby?

I am 11 weeks pregnant with a sore throat can I use Ricola cough drops without hurting the baby?

Get checked.: It is important to get checked to be sure that you don't have strep throat. If you do, it must be treated to prevent complications for you and your baby. Call doc or get seen for it. Ricola is fine. ...Read more

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Can toddlers suck a ricola cough drop?

Can toddlers suck a ricola cough drop?

I wouldn't: Since the drop could block their airway and cause severe respiratory distress, i would not offer this product to a toddler. ...Read more

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I had a ricola cough drop i looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

I had a ricola cough drop i looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

Cough drops not safe: Babies and small children should not be given any kind of cough drops or any other cough and cold medicines. They do not help and do more harm and serious problems. ...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