View Full Version : Spray Nasal Decongestant and b/f
Would the drugs from the spray enter my bloodstream? and if so would they be really strong?
I don't take sudafed because its not good for bubs, but I just can't breathe.....:thumbsdown:
Try Fess ED...its only saline, but it does help to clear the congestion :hugs:
i was going to say fess too youcan use it as it not a medicne as such and is safe while breastfeeding
Thanks Mel, I already use this, but this particular cold is really bad, I can't breathe out of either nostril. I have a major headache and I can't sleep.....
Really not doing well....:crying:
DS is also sick, he is on fess and dimetap, so its pretty terrible...
its so hard not being able to use much while breastfeeding :hugs: just rest as much as possible and take panadol.... hope you and ds get better soon
Try Brauer Nasel Spray... its natural and totally safe.
Costs about $10 from the chemist... works a treat.
I used a nasal spray when I was pregnant under the advice of the pharmacist who said I couldn't have anything else but the nasal spray for my really bad blocked and runny nose - so I guess if it is ok during pregnancy then it should be ok while breastfeeding.
I have chronic sinusitis, so I've asked the pharmacist this several times (everytime I go to buy one in fact!)
I've been told over and over and over again that the amount of drug that would actually enter your bloodstream from a nasal spray would be so minute as to be unimportant for breastfeeding women. They've advised me over and over that the best thing I can do for myself with a sinus infection is TAKE the sprays so I can rest properly. I've used sprays (sparingly of course!) throughout the time I've breastfeed Claire. I usually use it right after a feed, get one that lasts for 8 hours, and use it as little as I can - and I've NEVER noticed an effect on her.
Its always a good idea to ask the pharmacist or your GP of course.
Hope you feel better soon, ED. There's nothing worse than being sick when you've got a littlely to look after!
Thanks so much Tami, that is what I thought but I just wanted to hear it from someone else to know I wasn't a total idiot! LOL
I am using it as little as possible for many reasons one is bubs, but the other is that I got addicted to these once and its a terrible adiction.
Thanks again! :yes:
The other thing is, don't use it for more than 3 days at a time - it can actually start causing congestion and nosebleeds and stuff if you keep using it for longer than 3 days.
Hope you feel better soon!
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