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Sinus infection
Manders942 posted:
I am about 12 weeks pregnant and I woke up today with a sinus infection and I can barley breath out of my nose and I was wondering if there is anything safe to take to help me out a little bit, I would call my OB but it's a Saturday. Thanks
mwhite80 responded:
I know you can take plain Sudafed and cough drops but i think only after the first trimester. The safest options are saline nose spray or dehumidifier. You can call your doctors answering service or a local pharmacist. Good luck and feel better.
FrenchBulldogMom responded:
Most doctors will let you take the plain Sudafed (not 12 hour kind), but you should always ask before taking it. My doctor told me to avoid it because I'm having twins and he's afraid that it will raise my blood pressure too much. Regular Mucinex should be safe, though.
Manders942 replied to FrenchBulldogMom's response:
Thanks, I go to the doc's tues for a check up maybe I will just wait until then.
hgreenwood7058 responded:

this is the list for meds safe during pregnancy via webmd. Plain sudafed is what was recommended to me and then I eventually was prescribed a nasal spray as well since it was continuous. If the sudafed doesn't help though I would mention it to the doctor. I was told on wednesday during my appt ( i had head cold with respiratory issues and i am asthmatic) that if I saw any green junk coming out of my nose (verses draining down the back of my throat yuck) to let them know because it is unlikely that I would be able to fight the infection on my own and they would just treat it. Feel better.
Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
I am somewhat more conservative with the use of Sudafed. I prefer to use an antihistamine, chlortrimeton. Having said this, since you are 12 weeks gestation you are out of organogenesis and therefore most medications can be used without harm to the fetus.

You can take Tylenol and we certainly would encourage the nasal salt drops. If you have coughing you can use robitussin as well.

Hope you feel better.

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