I EBF my 5mo and I've gotten sick stuffy nose, sore throat, nasty cough, stuffy head is there anything OTC I can take? I know no to decongestants
Symptomatic treatmen. It sounds as though you both have viral upper respiratory infections. The main treatment is to keep the nose clear using saline nasal mist. If there is a fever or not feeling well you could also use some acetaminophen or Tylenol. Respiratory illnesses last 4 to 7 days. Adults can use honey for A cough.
Sorry you're sick. You are right to avoid taking medicines that can pass into breast milk and cause side effects in your baby. Do keep on breastfeeding! Drink plenty of hot fluids, steam your congestion in a steamy bathroom and try a teaspoon of honey or agave for cough and sore throat. Feel better soon.
I've had a fever of 101-104 for 3 days with sore throat stuffy nose and cough my dad won't take me to the hospital/doctor for anything and im scared!
Infection... You most likely have an infection and, most of the time, these infections are viral and they will run their course and resolve on their own within 7-10 days. But, if your symptoms are getting worse, then you need to see a doctor because if a bacterial infection is present, you may need antibiotics. Is there another family member who can take you to a doctor, if necessary? How old are you? Read more...
I have a bad cough, sore throat, stuffy nose that started 2 days ago. Going on vacation in 2 days. Should I be well by then?
Probably not. The rule on most upper respiratory infections is two weeks with treatment, 14 days without. Hope it's a long vacation. Read more...