(Closed) Cold Medicine??

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dr gave me a list of approved meds.  Tylenol and Mucinex are on there.  Ask your dr for one!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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!

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