Need some advise....I feel like poo as I have a cold. My nose is completely stuffed so I have to breathe through my mouth and my nose is runny and I am coughing and joints are all achey. I have been taking panadol to help with the aches and have tried Vicks Vaporub but that isnt working.
Is there anything else I can take or do I just need to suck it up for a week or two?
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23-05-2012 13:40 #1
I have a cold and feel crap....what can I take while breastfeeding?
23-05-2012 13:44 #2Senior Member
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You can take nurofen. I think some of the cough medicines are ok (especially the chest cough ones), you would have to check at the pharmacy. A saline nasal spray?
You don't want anything with phenylephrine or psueodephedrine in it as it can dry up your milk.
But pretty much you might need to suck it up a bit, most of the cold and flu medicines don't help all that much anyway.
23-05-2012 13:47 #3Senior Member
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Talk to your chemist they will tell you
23-05-2012 13:49 #4
Can I ask a dumb question? Are you pregnant??
I have a cold too... Congested and all that. I just talked to my doctor because I'm pregnant and she said I can't take anything except panadol. Vicks is fine or steam inhale. (I put some some Vicks in sink with boiling water and breathe it in with a towel over my head!!). Vicks vapodrops okay too. But no to nurofen or any cold and flu medications.
if you're not preggers... Take whatever you need! I find the chemist version of codral is really good.
23-05-2012 13:54 #5
You can use nasal decongestants from the chemist. They are brilliant, dry a stuffed nose up completely (although they leave me with no sense of smell at all which is a bizarre sensation!). They only act upon the area you spray, ie your nose, and don't dry up milk. However you can only use them for a few days or you can damage the vessels in your nose. I find Butter Menthols are surprisingly effective too!
Ask your chemist
23-05-2012 14:33 #6
Doh!!! Just realized its the breastfeeding section not pregnancy!!! Ahhh baby brain.
Ignore what I said!!! Haha.
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