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What Can You Take For Your Asthma While Breastfeeding
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Asthma/breastfeeding: Most asthma medications are considered safe in pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Inhaled steroids and bronchodilators do not reach significant levels in serum or breast milk and are of no concern for the breastfeeding mother. . Oral steroids such as Prednisone penetrate into the breast milk poorly and are safe for short-term use. Singulair can be used down to age 6 mos, so should be safe. ...Read more
Most are OK: I feel your concern is about the inhaler steroids used as a controller. For the most part, very little of the drug is inhaled into your blood stream and eventually in your breast milk. If you are concerned, please discuss your questions with your child's pediatrician. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have a bad cough with phlegm because I have bad asthma. I already used my inhailer. What can I do or take to help with cough. Im also breastfeeding.?
See your MD: If you have persistent symptoms despite using your rescue inhaler, you probably need to be on a controller medication or have your controller medication dose increased. Your doctor can help make that decision. If your asthma is well controlled, you should not need your rescue inhaler more than 2 times per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the asthma is bad enough, then yes, Prednisone can be used. There may be safer, less intense, alternatives like inhaled steroids, or bronchodilators, like albuterol (ventolin or proair), but there use really depends on the severity of the asthma attack. Your doctor will be able to tell you this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im coming down with a strong cold & have asthma too. Trouble breathing and wheezing. What OTC can I take if im breast feeding my 11mo old?
Anything OTC mostly: There are a few flags here. Mainly, if you really are having trouble breathing and wheezing, that needs to get looked at asap. However, most asthma medications and otc decongestants are fine to take while breastfeeding, unless you are taking them above the recommended amount. If you have any questions about other remedies or herbal remedies, ask the pharmacist. ...Read more
Yes: Ventolin (albuterol) is a quick relief medication for the treatment of cough, wheezing, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath due to bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is effective and been used for many, many years in women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, etc. It's very important to have asthma controlled especially during pregnancy. If mother can't breathe, neither can baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nsaids?: Some asthmatics have Aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sensitivities; you may be one of these unfortunates. See your pulmonologist or allergist for assessment - you may be started on high dose Aspirin or placed on strict avoidance regimens depending on your risk profile. In the meanwhile, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or similar drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Visit allergist: An allergist or pulmonologist can assess your asthma, perform pfts, measure feno and determine what controller medications you need to minimize your risk of asthma attack (that can be fatal) and your risk of accelerated loss of lung function due to untreated or under-treated inflammation in your lungs. Controller medications are usually inhaled steroids but there are other helpful medications too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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