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    Default Cold & flu when pregnant, what's safe to take?

    Hi,

    I've been really flu like for the past couple days hoping it would pass... Wondering if there is any remedies or medications that are safe to take during pregnancy?

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    Probably just paracetamol or lemsip I've been lucky enough to avoid a flu or cold while pregnant though so hopefully someone else has a few more things to help you out


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    I was told just paracetamol was all I could take and some nose spray to clear my sinus.


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    I was given some cold and flu tablets (I can't remember the name sorry! But I honestly think it was mainly paracetamol) but the pharmacist did ask how far along I was and I'm wondering if he only gave them to me because I was in my third trimester?

    I'd go have a chat to your local pharmacist they should be able to give you something to help make you more comfortable

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    I haven had a couple of colds, Panadol, Vicks, nasal saline spray and a vapouriser kept me going. I would stay away from cold medications, some herbal remedies might be ok

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    Only panadol I think. It sucks!!!

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    Panadol and vicks. Hope you feel better soon

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    be careful with nasal spray, here is what i read recently

    http ://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2374972/Pregnant-women-use-decongestant-medications-likely-baby-rare-birth-defect.html

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    Yeah unfortunately there isn't much that is deemed as safe during pregnancy for cold amd flu treatments.

    At the end of the day some may be ok but getting testing done on humans who are pregnant is not something readily done.

    Talk to your dr and pharmacist because it will depend on how bad your symptoms are. Some medications state to only take if the benefits will far outway any risks.

    I was sick alot while pregnant (nothing new there) and lemsip and nasal decongestant were all I could take.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.


 

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