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What can you take for your asthma while breastfeeding?

What can you take for your asthma while breastfeeding?

Inhalers: Most steroid inhalers are safe during pregnancy; rescue inhalers (albuterol) may get in the breast milk, but are relatively safe compared to death from asthma. Talk to your OB or pulmonologist about your disease and your concerns re: breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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What to take for asthma while breastfeeding?

What to take for asthma while breastfeeding?

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 (montelukast) can be used down to age 6 mos, so should be safe. ...Read more

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Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

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

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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.?

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 more

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33lady breastfeeding w/ asthma can I use prednisone?

33lady breastfeeding w/ asthma can I use prednisone?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is smoking vapors(e-cigs) safe with asthma and breast feeding..It has propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine in it?

E cigs: I would not recommend it, as it still has some toxic chemicals that can be harmful and affect you and the baby. But if the alternative is smoking cigarettes, i would rather you smoke the e cigs. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take nyquil if I have asthma?

Nyquil: If your asthma is not controlled and you are coughing at night nyquil willl not calm it down, use an albuterol inhaler instead and tell your doctor about your nocturnal symptoms. If you are only taking it for cold symptoms, you can. ...Read more

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Asthma. Should I take a prostaglandin?

Asthma. Should I take a prostaglandin?

None available: While prostaglandins have been shown to play a role in the development of asthma in some individuals, there are currently no prostaglandins available for the treatment of asthma. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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