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    Default Betadine throat gargle not safe?

    Have a cold coming on and it's started with a very sore throat. Didn't even think twice about buying some Betadine throat gargle today, then I read on the label it's not recommended during pregnancy! How is this possible? It's just diluted iodine which I'm gargling and my prenatal vitamin has iodine in it so I'm really confused...

    How can it be safe to take Panadol, antibiotics and other medications but unsafe to gargle with diluted Betadine? Is this another 'we haven't really tested it so can't say it's safe' situation?

    I'd really like to nip this in the bud by getting rid of any infection in my throat, lozenges do nothing to help so is my only other solution is warm salt water?

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    Try gargling with white vinegar in as hot water as you can stand to gargle. Really effective in killing the bugs. Also eat garlic. Lol.

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    Another safe alternative is gargle with warm salty water. The salt will help kill the germs.

    Then lost of lemon, honey and ginger 'tea'

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    I'd ring mothersafe about that. I don't see how it could be a problem.


 

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