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lobermann posted:
What I can take OTC for my sinuses!! I thought I would get away with no sinus infection this year, but I am on the verge of one and don't want to go on antibiotics 22 days before I have to give birth.
Lysana responded:
Recommendations vary by provider, but Sudafed is usually on the "acceptable" list, particularly this far along. If you're dealing with sinus headaches, I'd take Sudafed with Tylenol (if you're avoiding caffeine) or Excedrin Tension Headache (which is more effective, but has caffeine in it). I don't avoid caffeine during pregnancy, so I take the latter.

Since it's a weekday, check with your doctor's office to be sure.
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lobermann replied to Lysana's response:
I thought Sudafed was on the list, but I coudn't remember if it was a certain kind of Sudafed or if I could take any of them. I have a short list at home that I wrote down, but I forgot to bring it to work and we have a medicine cabinent full of meds that I was going to rummage through.
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Morning mommies-to-be -

Here is a link for meds you can take - Taking Medication During Pregnancy

And don't forget about the Neti Pot for sinus symptoms, just be sure to use distilled or boiled water, NOT tap water.

Since I am suffering along with you, I found this interesting - Antibiotics Do Not Reduce Symptoms of Sinusitis

Can you tell I was searching around this morning as a member vs staff?

Hope you get relief and feel better soon!
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
lobermann replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
Thank you so much!! I didn't have half that medicine on my list that I wrote down. I wish I didn't have to take antibiotics for my sinuses, but I have allergies so bad (usually) that if I don't go on a Z-pack quickly I will end up on a steroid and I can't stand that.

I am going to guess that the bendryl is just plain bendryl correct??
bbcntpa responded:
My OB's list includes several, but off the top of my head....sudafed, claritin, claritin-d, robitussin, robitussin-dm, and zyrtec were all on the list. A good pharmacist will be able to help you too. I had to start taking the Walgreens versions of sudafed and claritin this wknd. Hope you feel better soon.
Brook (34), DH (38), DS (almost 4), EDD 5/3/12 - csection 4/27/12, Pink!
lobermann replied to bbcntpa's response:
Thank you so much!

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