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Doctor insights on: What To Take For A Sore Throat While Breastfeeding

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What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

What kind of medicine can I take for sore throat while breastfeeding?

Depends on the cause: If you have a pretty bad sore throat associated with fever, red throat, rash, or other symptoms, see your doctor. If it is just a scratchy sore throat in the morning that goes away pretty quickly in the day, then any thing that is moisturizing is fine-liquids, honey, sore throat lozenges, etc. If it is due to allergies, treat it like you would any allergy. Most otc anti-histamines are safe. Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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I am breastfeeding, suffering from sore throat, is it safe to take ultrafen plus? Also ia m taking moxypen forte is it safe?

I am breastfeeding, suffering from sore throat, is it safe to take ultrafen plus? Also ia m taking moxypen forte is it safe?

Safe, but: If you are pregnant don't use ultrafen plus, if just breastfeeding, probably safe, can use alternative medicines though, continue amoxicillin as prescribed, goodluck Read more

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Sore throat, cough, which med is safe if breastfeeding &how to protect baby?

Sore throat, cough, which med is safe if breastfeeding &how to protect baby?

Vague question: We generally avoid salycelates and prefer Acetaminophen as a medicine for comfort if throat lozenges or menthol gum is not adequate. Antihistamine and decongestant containing cough meds can reduce your milk volume, so simple mucolytics are preferred. Baby was exposed to the germ before you became symptomatic, so s/he will either get it or not based on their tolerance to the germ. Read more

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Have 3months old baby, breastfeeding. Hubby has sore throat after playing soccer in rain. It is contangious? If yes how can I prevent it to baby?

Have 3months old baby, breastfeeding. Hubby has sore throat after playing soccer in rain. It is contangious? If yes how can I prevent it to baby?

Sore throat: It could be contagious, hard to say without examining him, try to avoid as much close contact for a few days, wash hands routinely etc Read more

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How to know what is best for sore throat and runny nose while breastfeeding?

How to know what is best for sore throat and runny nose while breastfeeding?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! Read more

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I have flu and sore throat my baby is 2 month old and breast feed please tell me some home remide that can't effect on baby?

I have flu and sore throat my baby is 2 month old and breast feed please tell me some home remide that can't effect on baby?

Homeopathy: Flu remedies: gelsemium if you feel dull dopey droopey dzzy: bryonia if feeling better alone and lying still and grumpy. Elderberry for you. Vit d for you. Umcka, fluids, homemade chicken soup all can help. Feel better soon! Read more

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I have sore throat and flu. Can I still breast feed or my baby will get sick from my milk?

I have sore throat and flu. Can I still breast feed or my baby will get sick from my milk?

Continue breastfeed: Please continue breastfeeding. When you breastfeed, you give your baby some of the antibodies (infection fighters) that your body has developed to fight off your sore throat/flu. In other words, breastfeeding will not make your baby sick. To prevent spreading infection: handwashing/hand sanitizer after nose blowing, kiss the back of baby's head, not mouth or hand, cough in your sleeve. Read more

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I have temp 38.5, aching joints, sneezing, sore throat, nausea. I am breastfeeding 8 month baby. What is best way to protect him from getting this?

I have temp 38.5, aching joints, sneezing, sore throat, nausea. I am breastfeeding 8 month baby. What is best way to protect him from getting this?

Continue nursing: Continuation of nursing during periods of illness is beneficial because antibodies produced by mother are passed through breast milk and can help babies recover faster from illness or help prevent infection. As always, cover your cough and be diligent about hand washing after nose blowing, coughing, etc. Read more

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I have a stuffy nose somewhat of a sore throat and breastfeesding what medicine can I take?

I have a stuffy nose somewhat of a sore throat and breastfeesding what medicine can I take?

Anything OTC: Pretty much everything over the counter is fair game. Most decongestants are L1 or L2 meaning they are ok in lactation. If you have any questions or it's something a little off the beaten path, ask the pharmacist and they can give you the risks. Most medicines over the counter are fine, and all the decongestants are. Just don't overdo it. Read more

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What can I take for a cold and sore throat if breast feeding?

What can I take for a cold and sore throat if breast feeding?

It depends...: There are multiple forms of otc cold and congestion medicines. Certainly you should check with your pediatrician or ob-gyn first before taking any medication while breast feeding or while being pregnant. However, as a general rule, most breastfeeding mothers may safely take guaifenesin-only products. Determine if the product contains aspartame, as this has been associated with headaches. Read more

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Breast feeding 8wk old. I'm having major sinus. Sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny & stopped up nose. What can I take while BF?

Breast feeding 8wk old. I'm having major sinus. Sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny & stopped up nose. What can I take while BF?

Remedies: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestionsaline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ painacetaminophen / Rest!! Read more

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What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe

What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe

Symptomatic Treatmen: From what you describe it may be viral upper respiratory infection. Symptomatic treatment with humidifier and steam inhalation. Over the counter medications for cold have medications that may not be safe for baby while breast feeding (too many varieties with many commercially available meds to specify which ones are not good). Read more

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