What allergy medicines can you take while pregnant

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Are allergy medicines safe to take while I’m pregnant or breastfe…?
Pregnant women should always consult their doctor before using any type of allergy medication. While some allergy drugs are considered safe, others may pose a risk to the fetus. If you are trying to have a baby, you should talk to your doct…
What are acceptable allergy/cold medicines to take while pregnant…?
You should really ask your doctor this question for the most accurate information. Don’t rely on web sites when it comes to taking medication while pregnant. You will find contradicting advice and some web sites that have wrong information …
Can I take any type of allergy medicine while pregnant??
For the time being, you can safely take Benadryl, which will help somewhat with the itching and things. But for a more long term solution your doctor will have to decide if they want to put you on Claritin or Zyrtec or something similar. Th…

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What kind of Allergy medicine can you take while pregnant?
Q: i normally used benidrill b4 i got pregnant now i have claritin but the ask a doctor thing worries me. and are pain killers ok to take while pregnant or should i ask my dr?.?.?.?
A: Sinus Congestion:-Saline nasal spray (Ocean Spray)-Benadryl- (Use after first trimester – week 12)-Tylenol Cold & Sinus (Use after first trimester – week 12) Do NOT use if you have high blood pressure-Sudafed (Use after first trimester- week 12) Do NOT use if you have high blood pressure.Seasonal Allergies:-Claritin (Plain)-AlavertPain:-Tylenol-Tylenol PM (Use after first trimester – week 12)-Heating Pad (NEVER place on your tummy)-Bengay / Mineral Ice***** DO NOT take ASPRIN or IBUPROFEN (MOTRIN)*****Take medications as directed on the packaging, never more.
Can I take Claritin-D while pregnant?
Q: I am in my 16th week of pregnancy & just saw my doctor this week about my allergies. I have avoided all medications but thought I could ask him if there are any safe remedies that could help my runny nose, itchy eyes & body itching. Now that the weather is changing, I am afraid of it getting worse. He recommended Claritin D. I am very leary of taking it even though he claims it is safe. Not that I don’t believe him but I have read that Loradine (which is in this medicine) is on the “do not take” list. I guess I just want to see what all my fellow mothers and mothers-to be have to say or suggest. It is getting unbearable but I want to keep my first born safe! Please help. Thank you in advance.:-)
A: I was told claritin is not safe until 20 weeks. My DR said I could take benadryl before that. If you are still confused you might check with your pharmacist. I feel your pain my allergies are terrible & I suffered through both of my pregnancies because I felt that my baby’s well being was more important than my runny nose. Good luck 🙂
Why on earth does my baby tolerate Good Start Natural Cultures (now Protect Plus) but not regular Good Start?
Q: My 8 week old is having eating issues… originally on Similac Advance from hospital, but then switched to Similac Sensitive… He was spitting up/seemed fussy so we switched him to Good Start Natural Cultures.. seemed to drink it okay but slowly but surely eating less and less at a time. We tried to switch him to the regular Good Start (GS was recommended by pedi.), but that did NOT work at all, he cried WHILE on the bottle, cried for hours after, etc., it just was not for him. SO we immediately put him back on Natural Cultures. Seemed okay, but now he is getting fussier and fussier, is crying at the bottle, crying for no reason, arching back, he wants to eat, but then when he starts sucking he starts crying and pulls away. Okay so here is where it gets really complicated.Talked to pediatrician, took baby in and she said looks like Thrush (again). The medicine seems to help him drink his formula better but he still cries and it’s hard to have him finish a bottle (he’s drinking 1-3.5 oz. at a time, but mostly between 1 and 2 oz., and wakes up every hour during the day, which is wierd, he is better at night). Okay so possibly it’s thrush. Now, I went against what the pedi. said and went with my maternal instinct, and something tells me that something in the formula is bothering him. We had a leftover unopened bottle of Similac Sensitive. Out of desperation, I opened it, prepared a bottle and added Mylecon for the gas, and he GUZZLED IT. No joke, he even was SMILING when he was drinking it—not a TEAR in sight. He then fell asleep like a log. We are going to finish the bottle of Similac AND still give him his Nystatin for the thrush, if that’s what he has. If the crying stays decreased, then I can assume its the formula or the formula and thrush as well (he does seem to have the white patches), but not just thrush. Now. Then. It gets even more complicated (or I am just FREAKING out here.. I’m a new mom, please cut me slack).I had two bouts of Mastitis, and indeed it was Mastitis, when I was pumping my milk for him. I took antibiotics, which what do you know, it can cause thrush. But reading on information online, I think I actually had thrush myself in the breast tissue from way back in the beginning—because I had SHOOTING pain in my breasts, all over, it felt like needles being inserted quickly into my breast. This could have contributed to my son not latching properly, as he would scream his head off when I tried to BF him the first few weeks. OKAY. There’s that.So………. is it thrush??? OR REFLUX??? OR COWS MILK ALLERGY?? I am going crazy here.I read that the probiotics that are in Natural Cultures help break down lactose in the formula/milk itself. Could explain why he could tolerate Natural Cultures and not the regular Good Start. I just find this piece of the puzzle so strange, as I have done hours of research online and it seems that people switch TO the regular Good STart for fussiness and gas and reflux sort of issues. Okay, well, for whatever reason, I tried to cut down on my drinking milk (I drank GALLONS when i was pregnant, thats all I craved) when I was pumping and giving my breastmilk for my son, and I still have “baby brain” so I can’t recall WHY i thought to cut back on milk when I was giving him my milk…. perhaps because I thought he was allergic to cows milk? Could my drinking of so much milk while pregnant given him sensitivity? So is it everything? Thrush, cows milk allergy, reflux? Or just the first two??? My pedi. says that symptoms of thrush are same as reflux, so it’s hard to tell (besides the white tongue thing). If he continues to cry then I suppose it’s reflux (pedi. says crying from thrush shoudl improve well within 48 hours of meds) and not cows milk allergy, but if he’s improved then I assume it’s thrush and cows milk allergy and not reflux? or just thrush? in which case do i switch him back to natural cultures?I can imagine anyone reading this thinks I am absolutely insane. Indeed, I feel like I am going insane.He did cry a little at the last feeding, but NOTHING like he was doing early today on Natural Cultures, and I also think it’s because of the fact that he’s not getting enough in a feeding, he becomes ravenous like that and he was frantically screaming to be fed, just all of the sudden, and I didn’t have his bottle ready and he was just besides himself, so it was hard to calm him down from that. But overall he is crying WAY less, it could be medicine working or formula switch… and im confused as to the difference between reflux and cows milk allergy?? are they related? Ugh. So sorry this is so long.
A: maybe you should try nutramigen..it’s expensive but might help with stomach problems…sounds to me like he can’t handle the regular formula but the natural cultures doesnt seem to be working (also my pediatrician said not to give a baby under 6 months the natural cultures because it’s not good for their stomachs) we had to use nutramigen for our daughter up until she was 6 months and then she was able to move on to regular goodstart
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