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What Type Of Cold Medicine Can You Take 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
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
Yes: Many are ok to take depending on how far along you are. Your OB should have a list to give you. ...Read more
What sorts of medicine can I take to help with cold symptoms while taking Mirtazapine (remeron)Teca, safely?
Avoid some meds: Avoid use of cold medicine containing dextromethorphan. When this drug is combined with Mirtazapine it increases your risk of a rare but serious side effect called the serotonin syndrome. Sudafed, guaifenesin, and acetaminophen are ok. Get plenty if rest and drink plenty of non alcoholic liquids. Hope this helps! Get well soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: It depends on the cold medication and what is contained in it. The ingredients vary and it is best to speak to your obstetrician regarding the cold medication. ...Read more
Decongestants: Be careful of taking decongestants - either nasally or orally- if taking meds to lower your blood pressure. These decongestants can cause your blood pressure to go up or increase. Drinking lots of fluids, hot steam inhalation and using saline nasal sprays are all appropriate. ...Read more
Consult with: a psychiatrist. They will explain the medications an weigh the pros and cons with you of antidepressant medication while breast feeding. The high incidence of maternal depression has led to new research focusing on helping new mothers. (New York Times did a wonderful 2 part article on it recently) ...Read more
Yes: Elderberry is safe and helps fight the flu as well. Vitamin d boosts the immune system and helps prevent colds. Vitamin c is well tolerated. Colloidal silver as well. There is a chinese herbaceutical called a.I.R. That is also wonderful. Check it out on www.Franzcenter.Com under herbaceuticals. ...Read more
Many: You should check the container for summary of ingredients and make certain that it does not contain sugar. Whether you should or should not take a specific otc medication will depend in part on the type and severity of your diabetes and its associated complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most AHs and NS: The 2008 updated guideline on rhinitis noted that studies on over 200000 pregnant women failed to show any congenital defect from antihistamines. Nasal steroids are also safe although budesonide is the only one studied and consider Cat. B for pregnancy. In the 1st trimester, avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydroxyzine since this is the period congenistal defect occurs. Avoid oral decongestant as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hate taking pills, is there any other type of medication in liquid form I can take for rhonchi?
Ronchi: Need to find cause of ronchi then treat that. Never take pills that you do not know the name of. ...Read more
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