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What medicine can I take for my sinus infection while im pregnant?

What medicine can I take for my sinus infection while im pregnant?

Sinus rinses: Sinus congestion is common in pregnancy (rhinitis of pregnancy). If you are just stuffy with clear drainage, try a sinus rinse and/or saline spray. If you have facial pain, purulent drainage, or severe symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I am 31 weeks pregnant and have a really bad sinus infection, what kind of over the counter nasal spray can I take?

Neosynephrine: has been around for a long time and no poblems in Pregnancy have surfaced as fat as I know! (One study I was able to find showed a statistical association but not an "impressive one!) HOWEVER EVERY medication OTC or Prescribed MUST BE CHECKED OUT with your OB-GYN provider! HE/SHE has the final and ONLY opinion which should matter to you Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a soar throat while pregnant?

What can I use to treat a soar throat while pregnant?

Acetaminophen: Is the safest pain medication in pregnancy. Often sore throats are due to post-nasal drip. You can use saline nasal spray to clear out the mucus. Most other over-the-counter cough/cold medicines are considered safe in pregnancy, but there have been few studies to prove their safety or danger. Avoid Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks pregnant. And I currently have a yeast infection. What could I use that's over-the-counter to treat it?

I am 15 weeks pregnant. And I currently have a yeast infection. What could I use that's over-the-counter to treat it?

Talk with OB: You need to see a doctor about your pregnancy if you have not as of yet and you should talk with them about this. Many doctors allow otc remedies but as you are finishing your first trimester you really should have a doc to discuss this with and make sure it is a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and I have earache. What can I take or use to stop the pain? Something safe for the baby! Thanks

I am pregnant and I have earache. What can I take or use to stop the pain? Something safe for the baby!  Thanks

See your doctor: If you have an ear infection you could benefit from antibiotics that are safe in pregnancy. I would recommend getting your ears checked by your doctor to make sure you have a proper diagnosis for the ear pain. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and I have a sinus infection and wanted to know what could I take for it?

I'm pregnant and I have a sinus infection and wanted to know what could I take for it?

Call ob/gyn first: Agree that evaluation is needed. However, antibiotics are not generally indicated unless the physician feels the infection is more likely bacterial than viral. Viral is much more common. You might start by calling the ob/gyn to get recommendations for symptoms control (decongestant, antihistamine, etc). Good luck! ...Read more

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If I am now 5 months pregnant. What kind of natural remedies can I take for a sore throat?

If I am now 5 months pregnant. What kind of natural remedies can I take for a sore throat?

Tips: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

What can I do for a sinus infection fast?

Consult your Doctor: Sinuses are air filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity, if infection gets in theses cavities than you have sinus infection.If you have sinus infection you need to see your doctor to make sure you have sinus infection and if so, you will need to be treated with proper course of antibiotics.So consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and ears hurt an I am 26 weeks pregnant, what can I do for relief at home?

I have a sore throat and ears hurt an I am 26 weeks pregnant, what can I do for relief at home?

URI and pregnant: You are right to be careful about taking meds when pregnant. For a regular cold bug you can try warm salt water gargles for sore throat. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and body aches. Drink lots of fluids and get more rest. You should get checked if you have a high fever with nausea/vomiting/diarrhea or chest pain, shortness of breath with bad cough and if sick more than 10 days. ...Read more

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Being treated for a kidney infection and 5weeks pregnant. What can I do about my heartburn?

Being treated for a kidney infection and 5weeks pregnant. What can I do about my heartburn?

Please call your OB: All questions about meds during pregnancy should be directed to your OB because he or she may rec different meds than me, for my pt i rec otc zantac (ranitidine) 75 mg 1-2 times a day. ...Read more

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What is a method at home i can do for ear infections?

What is a method at home i can do for ear infections?

Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad for baby to place his/her ear on & this seems to provide some relief. An office visit to identify a treatable cause during regular office hours would be ideal. ...Read more

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What can I take for an URI while pregnant?

What can I take for an URI while pregnant?

Most OTC medications: If you want to use a medication, sudafed, mucinex, Robitussin and tylenol (acetaminophen) are generally considered safe. Avoid Ibuprofen aleve and aspirin. And if you haven't had a flu vaccine yet, get one when you feel better. ...Read more

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I'm currently 13 weeks pregnant. I have a rough sinus congestion that is giving me a throbbing headache. Any effective home remedies i can try?

I'm currently 13 weeks pregnant.  I have a rough sinus congestion that is giving me a throbbing headache. Any effective home remedies i can  try?

Apple cider vinegar&: There are many you can try. A website that discusses home remedies for sinus congestion with people saying how it worked for them is http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/sinus_congestion.Html apple cider vinegar (both drinking and inhaling fumes) is the most popular remedy listed. You might also try a homeopathic nose spray such as sinustat from the health food store-not exactly home but it is safe. ...Read more

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I'm on vacation and i think i may have a yeast infection. Are there any over-the-counter treatments i can buy to get rid of it since i can't see a doc?

Yeast Medicine: Yes, of course. Most treatments for yeast infections are over the counter and do not require a prescription. These are found at the grocery or drug stores around the country. ...Read more

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I am having syptoms of an eyelid stye but i can't tell yet. Is this something i can treat at home or do I need to see a doctor?

I am having syptoms of an eyelid stye but i can't tell yet. Is this something i can treat at home or do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: Before a sty is formed the eyelid becomes red and painful. If these are your symptoms; you can start using a warm compress over both eyes (closed) for 10 minutes once daily . Use a clean wash towel fourfold it and soak it in hot clean water. Then scrub your closed eyelashes for 30 seconds with baby shampoo. Do this for 2 weeks. If still painful see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a ear infection and pregnant what can I take ?

Have  a ear infection and pregnant what can I take ?

Ear infection : Get your ears checked ,if middle ear infection many antibiotics are safe in pregnancy . Your doctor may prescribe you amoxicillin . ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more