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Doctor insights on: Throat Lozenges During Pregnancy

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Can you overdose on throat lozenges?

Can you overdose on  throat lozenges?

No: No, but you risk your decay risk. They are candies with flavoring! ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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How many throat lozenges should I take?

How many throat lozenges should I take?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles. ...Read more

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Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

Is it okay to just keep taking throat lozenges or candy for cold?

Depends: If your "cold" lasts the typical 7-10 days... Yes that is fine. If your "cold" last beyond 7-10 days - you don't have a cold and it needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to only eat throat lozenges?

Is it dangerous to only eat throat lozenges?

Yes: Throat lozenges may have a little sugar in them, but otherwise, they have no nutritional value. If your throat is very sore- try soups and soft foods. ...Read more

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Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores?

Can analgesic throat lozenges cause tongue sores?

Possibly: Some analgesic throat lozenges contain benzocaine, one of the "-caine" family (novocaine/procaine/marcaine/etc) of analgesics; some people develop an allergic reaction to benzocaine. Menthol is another ingredient that may cause reactions. Eucalyptus is a third ingredient that may be associated with allergic reactions. See a fp/allergist to find out if this is your situation. ...Read more

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How many cepacol maximum numbing throat lozenges must you take?

How many cepacol maximum numbing throat lozenges must you take?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Generally, you can take one every 4 hours as needed for pain. If they don't help. Stop taking them and try warm salt water gargles. ...Read more

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How many cepacol numbing throat lozenges must you take before overdosing?

A lot: Cepacol is basically menthol, a mild numbing agent. You would have to ingest a large number to cause trouble. ...Read more

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What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

What happens if you take sore throat lozenges?

Depending on the : Contents it can help to numb the throat. Here are some more options. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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How many throat lozenges should I take in a day for cough?

Read the label: Throat lozenges are relatively safe but they also are candy-like. Read the label and it should tell you. If you have a sore throat be careful it may be strep. You don't have to have any other symptoms so you may want it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose or take too many cepacol throat lozenges?

Cepacol side effects: Yes it is possible and it is also possible to have allergic reactions and side effects on regular doses. You should not exceed the recommended doses on the bottle and stop if you have side effects. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Throat Lozenges (Definition)

Temporarily relieves sore throat or mouth pain, minor mouth irritation, or pain caused by canker sores. This medicine ...Read more