Post # 1
Does anybody know if decongestiants and/or tylenol are ok when pregnant? I am getting a cold and very congested. I plan to call my doctor eventually, but I thought maybe some people would know off the top of their head…
I am only 7 weeks.
Post # 3
@iluvblueberries: I know tylenol is okay, I’d just use the regular and not the extra strength however. I don’t know about any decongestants though, but I can recommend a neti pot, the things that rinse your sinuses. I’m 29 weeks and that thing has been great when I’ve been congested!
Post # 4
Please do nopt seek medical advice on the internet. You will always get someone telling you something is ok when they have no medical expertise whatsoever.I am a Registered Nurse and the only thing we tell pregnant women they can safely take without discussing it with their doctor is Tylenol. Every doctor has their own opinions.
The reality is that many cold medications don’t work anyhow. The pharamceutical industry is making billions of dollars selling OTC meds that are almost uselss.
Until you speak with your doctor you can safely use saline nasal rinse or spray, or hold a towel over your head, and bend over a bowl of very hot water and inhale the steam.
Post # 5
I was told I could take regular Sudafed when I had a cold a couple of weeks ago, but I’m in my 3rd trimester. You should definitely call your doctor and use saline nasal spray 10000000 times a day.
Post # 6
Tylenol is safe. I would avoid decongestants. I use a dab of Vicks Vaporub just under my nose, which helps cool and clear my nasal passages a bit. It’s on the safe medications list I got from my doctor.
Post # 7
My dr gave me a list of approved meds. Tylenol and Mucinex are on there. Ask your dr for one!
Post # 8
@julies1949: Yes, I know I’m not supposed to do this…I will probably just use a netti pot until I can ask the doctor.
Post # 9
Tylenol is ok, I don’t know about the rest. Try sleeping with your head propped up, and maybe some vick’s babyrub….I think it smells better than the adult kind!