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What can you take

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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What can you take for a cold?

by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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La-Belle-Vie
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:15 PM

You should call the nurse at your Ob's office or even if you go to the pharmacy and ask the pharmacist they will tell you what is safe to take during pregnancy!

Megara
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:20 PM

I like to try natural remedies first--take vitamin C to boost your immune system, drink tons of water to keep your mucus thin, and irrigate your sinuses with a saline solution (Neti pot or Simply Saline).  Turn on a humidifier in your room if you can, drink hot liquids--2 Tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 Tablespoon of honey added to 8 oz of hot water is my favorite.

If you want drugs, regular Tylenol and Benedryl are safe.

MamaTabb
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:26 PM

I found this on Parents.com

Colds & Allergies

Few women get through nine months without cold or allergy symptoms. The safest way to go is to try nondrug remedies: Rest, drink lots of fluids -- especially warm ones -- and use a saline nasal spray to help relieve stuffiness. The good news is that while a cold can make you miserable, it poses no special risks during pregnancy. The flu, however, can be more serious in pregnant women, and sometimes results in pneumonia. Since flu shots are safe for both you and baby, it's wise to get one during flu season if you're in your second or third trimester.

If cold or allergy symptoms interfere with your ability to eat or sleep, your healthcare provider may recommend medication, especially if you're past the first trimester. Many doctors believe the antihistamine chlorpheniramine (found in Chlor-Trimeton) is the safest option, as it has been used for many years by pregnant women and isn't known to cause birth defects. Unfortunately, little is known about newer drugs like loratadine (found in Claritin), so it's wise to avoid them.

If you need a decongestant, your doctor may suggest a nasal spray that contains oxymetazoline, (such as Afrin or Dristan Long Lasting), because only a small amount of the drug is absorbed into your system.

To relieve a cough, doctors often recommend a suppressant called dextromethorphan (found in Robitussin and Vicks Formula 44). However, you should avoid cough products that contain iodine, which can cause potentially life-threatening thyroid problems in the fetus, as well as those that contain high levels of alcohol.


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K.a.C.87
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:27 PM

 i would call your doc thou and ask to see what he/she recommends

I am a 22 year old Wisconsin mama to my precious daughter, Eliahna Maree, and handsome little man, Bryant Allyn (sucessful VBAC). Loving fiance to Lee. Disposable diapering, ERFing, breastfeeding, NON-CIO, Non-Circumcising, Vaxing mommy turned to NON-VAXing!



housefullofkidz
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:29 PM

I used the afrin nasal spray and it helped alot!

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