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whats the best cold medicine to take when your pregnant

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Asked by sharonslove at 1:59 PM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Health

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  • Tylenol cold.
    YOu can also call your dr and ask

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 2:00 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Call your doctor and ask. He/she can tell you their preference for patients to use.

    I would say if you can to just go without. Very warm showers, warm air humidifiers and even cold outdoor air will help to relieve some congestion. I'm pretty sure that you can use a neti-pot too to help with drainage.

    Hope you feel better soon. Colds stink but they are even worst when you are pregnant.

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    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 2:16 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • None. Avoid dairy while you are sick – it can increase the amount of mucus your body produces. Peppermint tea is great! Peppermint is a natural decongestant; just be sure that peppermint is the only ingredient. Honey (antibacterial) and cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory) is the best cough syrup.throat soother. Emergen-C will help you stay hydrated and give you an energy boost; be sure to mix it with cold water. The lowest price is at Trader Joes, though it is sold just about everywhere (Target, Walgreens, etc.). I am a big believer in the power of foods. This healing foods pyramid from the University of Michigan is great:



    Answer by rkoloms at 2:28 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Get some Elderberry syrup; it is fantastic for repiratory viruses. 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 2:29 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • You can take sudafed check and make sure if theere is a specific kind, you can find a list on the net telling you which meds are ok

    Answer by dairyberrys at 3:45 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • I was told to avoid cold medicines when I was pregnant. You should really ask your doctor.

    Answer by table4eight at 4:31 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

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