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Safe Home Remedy For A Stuffy Nose While Breastfeeding
What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe
Symptomatic Treatmen: From what you describe it may be viral upper respiratory infection. Symptomatic treatment with humidifier and steam inhalation. Over the counter medications for cold have medications that may not be safe for baby while breast feeding (too many varieties with many commercially available meds to specify which ones are not good). ...Read more
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
Only a few.: For allergic rhinitis Nasalcrom or other products containig Cromolyn Sodium (sodium chromoglycate) are same but you have to use then 4 times a day. Nasal sinus rinse will help remove irritants, allergens or obstructing mucus nasal decongestant sprays can be used if totally obstructed but you run the risk of worse rebound congestion.Do not use more than 3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is safe to take for allergies( congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose) while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding only once per day.
Use non-sedating: antihistamines that are available over the counter, such as Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra unless your infant is a newborn. You may find a slight decrease in milk production, which would be an issue if you are trying to build up your supply, but the trace amounts in your milk should not be harmful to your infant. ...Read more
The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more
Im 30 weeks pregnant, is it safe to take Nyquil for a head cold and stuffy nose? If not what's the best thing to take?
Antihistamine: You should not take Nyquil, as it contains alcohol. You should not drink ANY alcohol while you are pregnant. Decongestants decrease blood flow to the baby. You can take an OTC antihistamine like cetirizine (Zyrtec), chlorpheniramine(Chlor-Trimeton) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl). You can also try sniffing salt water (1/4 tsp in 8oz warm water). This will help clean out your nose. ...Read more
Table salt: Boil some water, take 7 ounces of that water and add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt and let it cool off. There is your home made remedy. The only thing is , you have to make fresh ones every 2-3 days. You have to account for cost of water, gas or electric bill. Is it worth it? I would recommend buying saline solutions otc which is cheaper, more practical and you can keep till its expiration date! ...Read more
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Is Ocean Saline Nasal Spray safe to use during pregnancy for nasal congestion? And can I use it for a long period of time?
Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6 week old..
Yes: Follow the directions, but yes, it is safe. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On the reason for a stuffy nose.. But the best home remedy is salt water nose drops. Just rinsing the nose with saline helps decrease stuffiness and reduces swelling of the mucous membranes. It is safest to get over the counter nose drops like little noses or ayr or ocean nose drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sore throat and use Oregano oil for relief. Can I take it while lactating- breastfeeding a 2 month old?
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
Im breastfeeding, suffering a cold with running nose, start of a cough.What safe medication could i take beside vitc.Is comitrex safe?Thanks
OTC antihistamines: When you are breastfeeding, you can generally take meds that were allowed during your pregnancy. You may be able to take over-the-counter antihistamines such as claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) without any risk. Drink lots of fluids and use saline in your nose. Call your doctor if you have a fever >101 or not improving. ...Read more
Yes: I use it from birth forward, as long as baby needs it to clear their nasal passages. ...Read more
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