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What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

What can a breastfeeding mom take for a sore scratchy throat?

little: If you can "tough it out" i always recommend my breastfeeding moms to not take very much.... However you may want to be seen by your doctor to rule out anything more serious. ...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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What to take for sore throats from a cold?

What to take for sore throats from a cold?

Hot tea: And the juice of two limes or lemons. Eat or drink pineapple juice. ...Read more

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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

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What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

What medication can I take for ear drainage and a sore, swollen throat while breast feeding?

See your doc: You need to have throat cultures and an ear exam to diagnose your infection. You will need to be treated with antibiotics. Your doc can prescribe an antibiotic safe with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can you take theraflu while nursing? Or what can I take? I have a sore throat and ear ache.

Can you take theraflu while nursing? Or what can I take?
I have a sore throat and ear ache.

Take acetaminophen: or ibuproofen for pain. For nasal congestion, use saline nasal sprays, or for 2-3 days, ok to use nasal decongestant spray. For cough, try hot tea with lemon, honey and lemon on a spoon, or cough drops. If ear painis severe and does not improve in 2-3 days, you may have an infection and may benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to take for a itchy throat?

What to take for a itchy throat?

Try antihistamine: But even more important, find out what may be triggering the itchy throat for example, do you have the itching only after having eaten certain fruits? If so , i suspect that you may have hay fever as well. If you have any problem with throat closing up on you, then you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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What can I take for a dry cough while breastfeeding?

What can I take for a dry cough while breastfeeding?

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

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What is the best thing to take for a sinus infection or sore throat while pregnant?

What is the best thing to take for a sinus infection or sore throat while pregnant?

Saline sprays/drops: Normal saline sprayed into the nose, or instilled by a nettie pot are safe in pregnancy and may give you significant relief. If you need antibiotics, make sure your prescriber knows you are pregnant, as not all antibiotics are safe in pregnancy. Avoid medicinal sprays unless cleared by your health care provider. You may want to get a throat culture or rapid strep test. ...Read more

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What's ok to take for a dry throat an headache while pregnant?

What's ok to take for a dry throat an headache while pregnant?

URI: This may be an early viral upper respiratory tract infection and a prodrome of a head cold. Because of the pregnancy all I suggest is gargling with warm salt water and taking Tylenoi for headache relief. All medications should be ok'd by your obstetrician and if a severe sore throat develops, a throat culture to check for strep is recommended. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sore thoat?

Pharyngitis: The cause of your sore throat would predict the treatment. You could try otc cholaroseptic spray but i would not want to mask an infection, post nasal drip or reflux disease. It may be best to see your physician on this one if it persists. ...Read more

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What could i take for an itchy throat while breastfeeding?

What's the cause?: An equally important question is what is the cause for your itchy throat? If allergies, perhaps environmental prevention may prove useful--and not medication. If sinus infection, then an antibiotic may be required. As always, your pediatrician or ob-gyn is your best source to advise you for safe and effective treatment while breastfeeding. In the meantime, suck on a popsicle for temporary relief! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone-acetaminophen for a sore throat from mono? The sore throat makes it near impossible to eat and sleep.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Is it safe to take hydrocodone-acetaminophen for a sore throat from mono? The sore throat makes it near impossible to eat and sleep.

? Won't help: Steroids would better suit this condition and help the soreness, ask your doctor about it, meanwhile, use salt water gargles and non-steroidal pain killers as ibuprofen OTC, read the labels carefully, wish you a speedy recovery ...Read more

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What to take for sore thoat?

What to take for sore thoat?

Some simple things: While you should seek in person care if you have severe pain, persistent fevers or great difficulty swallowing or painful swallowing, you can do some basic things at home to help. You can use warm salt water gargles to help with the throat pain. Alternatively you can use the analgesic over the counter sprays(chloraseptic spray) and/or lozenges(cephacol) to help too. Avoid alcohol beverages. ...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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Is it effective to take cephalexin for a sore throat?

Is it effective to take cephalexin for a sore throat?

See you doctor 1st: A sore throat can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Cephalexin is an antibiotic used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. If the sore throat is caused by a virus, Cephalexin will not be effective. Therefore it is important to see your md for an assessment, culture and appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What can I take for a cold while nursing a 4 month old?

What can I take for a cold while nursing a 4 month old?

Plenty of fluid, : Drink plenty of fluid, rest (hard to do with newborn), ColdEeze helps shorten length: see Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com; vitD3 grape flavored: helps prevent cold. Drink plenty of Chicken soup/bone broth. Rest and Best of health to you! ...Read more

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