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Doctor insights on: Throat Lozenges During Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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

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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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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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Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Is neck pain normal during pregnancy?

Yes: Mild neck pain is very common often in the morning after waking up. Most women have muscle strains especially in the 3rd trimester. But if it is severe and you experience other symptoms then it can be a sign of something more. ...Read more

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My gf is experiancinh neck and shoulder blade pain during pregnancy any thoughts?

My gf is experiancinh neck and shoulder blade pain during pregnancy any thoughts?

Often uncomfortable: Pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable time for a lot of women especially if in the third trimester. Back, neck, hip and joint pain are quite common. There are a lot of physiologic changes going on inside to permit the growth of the baby. She should follow up with her Obgyn to make sure the discomforts she is feeling are normal. ...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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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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My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

My skin got really dark during pregnancy (neck, nipples stomach) will it go back to normal?

Yes: Because of the hormonal influence, you get hyperpigmentations in the areas as you mentioned, some times over cheeks also. Will disappear after preganancy ends in matter of few wks to fe months. ...Read more

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Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Is bio-freeze or other topically applied arthritic gel a nono during pregnancy? Horrible migraines, will be applied to neck and back of head if okay.

Maybe: I just checked the biofreeze website and drugs. Com. Basically, it uses menhol applied topically to control pain, with some success. Drugs. Com said that there are no studies done to prove or disprove safety in pregnancy. Therefore, I wouldn't use it unless your ob/gyn has had some success with it and recommends it as O.K. ...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

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What could cause dull, achy pain in left shoulder, neck, and jaw during pregnancy? Have not injured it.

What could cause dull, achy pain in left shoulder, neck, and jaw during pregnancy? Have not injured it.

L side pain pregnant: This can be a variety of things, anything from heart related to a variation on heart burn or even just muscles stretching. It's best to ask your OB about it to make sure you don't have a serious cause. ...Read more

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How do sore throat lozenges work?

How do sore throat lozenges work?

Usually have...: Usually have a mucoid soothing agent like glycerine and/or menthol or eucalyptus which is also soothing and "opening" and/or some type of mild topical anesthetic such as benzocaine. They do not kill disease causing bacteria such as strep. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Is it okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

That depends..: ..On what 's in the lozenges. Some medicated lozenges state, quite clearly, that they should be taken no more than every four hours or six times a day. If you take them more, you're risking side effects. Some lozenges are little more than soothing candy. If you take these more, you're risking obesity and tooth decay. With any medicine, read the package and do not exceed the recommended dose. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Wondering if it's okay to eat a lot of sore throat lozenges?

Don't know what the: Ingredients are in that particular product. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a lemons helps. ...Read more

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Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.

Itchy throat and cough keeping me 'and' everyone else up at night- tips to get rid of or soothe? Medicine and throat lozenges do nothing for it.

Post nasal drip: You may have. Post nasal drip that is causing your cough and itchy throat. Use salt water nose drops several times a day. Go to sleep with a vaporizer and sleep on several pillows. Use vaporub on chest before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols?

Is it possible to od (overdose) on sore throat lozenges / cepacols?

Tough: Would be tough to do if you are adult with normal body weight and normally healthy think you would get tired sucking on 'em 1st. ...Read more

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Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy? Please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Causes for cord around the neck during pregnancy? Please mention tips for avoiding this condition

Not unusual.: Cord around neck caused by movement of the fetus in utero. Very common. No way to prevent. Ultrasound can show this. OB's will evaluate for a tight cord around neck near time of delivery. Talk to your OB/GYN to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Any specific reason for cord around the neck during pregnancy?

Cord around neck: That just happens sometimes. I am not aware of anything that can cause or prevent it. ...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. Mathew Chengot
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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