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What Happens If I Take Cold Medicine While Breastfeeding
What symptoms?: It is best to limit medications while pregnant, and most over the counter cold remedies have only mild efficacy anyway. Avoid decongestants, which are stimulants that can raise your heart rate and blood pressure. You can take acetaminophen for fever and pain in appropriate doses. For congestion, try a humidifier and/or NetiPot. For a cough, try honey. Take Care! ...Read more
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
What can I take for a sinus cold while breastfeeding? I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus and cold is it okay to take breastfeeding
May decrease milk: While it is safe to take that medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check out this : Links. Follow up with your oby. Take care and best wishes! http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-including-hyperemesis-gravidarum. http://www.babycenter.com/0_excessive-salivation-during-pregnancy_9454.bc. ...Read more
Can i take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?
What kind of cold medicine is safe to take while pregnant?! I am currently about 6 weeks right now.
None, pg or not.: OTC cough and cold medications have no good data to support their efficacy and have been shown, time and time again, to cause side effects that aggravate or worsen the cold. Menthol cough drops or a Vicks nasal inhaler to help you blow your nose, Chloraseptic or Cepastat for pain or tickle from post nasal drip, fluids, steam: not harmful supportive measures. See http://tinyurl.com/osmaxzo ...Read more
Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the : safest effective anti-Herpes Simplex medication to take when breastfeeding. Your doctor must prescribe it. If your baby is not yet 2 months old, do not kiss him or let him touch your "cold sore". Use good hand washing techniques. Talk to your pediatrician if you are concerned about possible accidental transmission of the virus to your infant. ...Read more
Generally ok: It will depend on what you mean by "cold medicine." However, over-the-counter cold remedies are generally safe to use with birth control pills (BCPs). If it is a prescribed medication, then you should ask your doctor about it before taking, as it may interfere with BCPs. Make sure you read the box and the insert for any medicine you take as it should discuss potential interactions with other meds. ...Read more
Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan).: Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) has an expectorant (guaifenesin) which will help loosen any mucus trapped in the chest and a cough suppressant (dextromethorphan) to keep the coughing at bay. Both are ok during pregnancy and breastfeeding. ...Read more
Limited: I would be careful about using cough meds with Codeine which is a very effective cough medicine. It may be safest to use a teaspoon of honey or some tea with honey and lemon. I do not think dextromethorphan works that well for most people and i would avoid using it if breastfeeding. ...Read more
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