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I am severely congested and have a major cold. What can I take? I am currently breast feeding.

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Drugs- breastfeeding

Suffering a cold entails increasing fluid intake and using from nasal decongestants like normal saline.
Wearing a mask and observing hand-washing procedures will greatly help. Avoid taking oral decongestants as much as possible. Breastfeeding moms should be careful about taking medications as these can adversely affect the infant.

In brief: Drugs- breastfeeding

Suffering a cold entails increasing fluid intake and using from nasal decongestants like normal saline.
Wearing a mask and observing hand-washing procedures will greatly help. Avoid taking oral decongestants as much as possible. Breastfeeding moms should be careful about taking medications as these can adversely affect the infant.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: AURI

Intake of decongestant 1-2 x/ day will not affect the baby.
Try sudafed, Allegra (fexofenadine) -d, claritin- d, zyrtec-d. They are not sedating.

In brief: AURI

Intake of decongestant 1-2 x/ day will not affect the baby.
Try sudafed, Allegra (fexofenadine) -d, claritin- d, zyrtec-d. They are not sedating.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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