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iam 5 mos prego is there any cold medicines tht r safe?should i be drinking de caff or caffine tea

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Asked by sexybutter at 5:39 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Drink peppermint tea; peppermint is a natural decongestant. For sore throat and cough, make a syrup with equal parts honey (anti-bacterial) and cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory). Get some elderberry syrup: The FDA criticized the manufacturer of Tamiflu for "overstatement" of claims of efficacy, since blind studies comparing it to a placebo only resulted in a 1.3 day difference. A study on Sambucol (Elderberry) found a 3-4 day difference in duration of symptoms.
    Most important, stay well hydrated!
    Feel better

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:21 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • There's several things you can take. My faves are natural things ALJ (Nature Sunshine brand) 2 every 2 hrs, Echinacea 2 every 2 hrs but you can also take Chlortrimeton, Actifed, Benadryl, Tavist, Saline nasal spray, & vicks vapor rub

    Answer by AddyLeigh at 6:23 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • For sore throat honey & lemon, robitussin & there's an herbal cough syrup called B&T cough syrup. I still try to stay away from caffeine but some peppermint tea w/ honey and lemon or just hot tea (I like chamomile myself) w/ honey and lemon is very soothing.

    Answer by AddyLeigh at 6:26 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • You can take Robitussin that doesn't say dm or anything, just the plain stuff. I had caffeine w/ both my kids and they are good and healthy.

    Answer by Tiffany237 at 6:32 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Don't take any meds or supplements without talking to your OB first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Everything I listed off was on my official list from my midwife's office, who's even more careful about meds than my ob was, btw just for ease of mind...

    Answer by AddyLeigh at 9:08 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • For a decongestion you can take Sudafed (ask the pharmacy for it- its different then what is on shelf) Personally it didn't work for me. You can also take Benedryl or Robitussin the plain kind.

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 9:26 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

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