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Vicks Lozenges In Pregnancy
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
Are Strepsils safe to take during pregnancy? The antibacterial throat lozenges contain: 2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol 1.2mg, and Amylmetacresol 0.6mg...?
Yes: Completely safe!Get a more detailed answer ›
Age ??: Early infancy is marked by marked sensitivity to irritants ; dependence on narrow nasal passages for breathing. Later childhood employs mouth breathing to bypass much of the congestion. I hate Vicks steam; consider it air pollution. A lifestyle audit to eliminate any odors/irritants in a kids sleeping area + humidity or steam as long as the measured humidity. ...Read more
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NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you use a Vicks vapo inhaler in the mouth for lung decongestant as well as a sore throat reliever?
Qualify first: Unless you are sensitive to the product, vicks vaporub itself does not have much of causing any side effect except if placed in areas that are sensitive to the product like the eyes. Some people claim that by swallowing it, it soothes the areas closest to the esophagus and some do it . Some put it inside the nose to use as decongestant. There is no scientific study to quote but I have tried it. ...Read more
Is children's tylenol syrup (has acetaminophen 160mg) safe to use in pregnant for sore throat and ache instead of tylenol extra strength tabs.
Not recommended: Follow the directions on the package. Not recommended for use for children under 2 yrs of age. You should be using just plain saline and the bulb suction to clear your infants nasal passages. Discuss with your pediatrician if your infant is having congestion difficulties. ...Read more
Is it saf to use Vicks vaporub durin pregnancy?Made of menthol eucalyptus & camphor.Hubby rubs it on toddler & I can smell it sometimes.harm my baby?
Doubt harm...but...: I consider this a form of avoidable air pollution that has no value in kids below school age if then. It mimics practices of indigenous cultures that used sap of pine trees to scent the moist steam in sweat lodges. Its effects are more tradition & assumption than real. I find it makes kids cough more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold at 6 weeks pregnant? I've tried nasal spray and hot steamy shower but I need some relief
See your doctor: tylenol (acetaminophen) cold has several formulatins, all has combination of different medicines, some safe, others less safe with pregnancy and should be given under medical supervision, read the labels and fine print well, your best bet is seeing your doctor or any doctor, gooluck ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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