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How can severe throat infection be treated while breastfeeding a newborn?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney

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Posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi
I am having severe throat infection and I am breastfeeding my 5 month old baby. Tried all home remedies. What should I do
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Urti

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I am Dr Anshul Varshney for your help.

It seems that you are suffering from upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).

It is mostly viral in origin but at many times at can be Streptococcal infection.
I recommend that you to my patients in such cases antibiotic like Azithromycin along with anti allergic like Levocetrizine once daily.

Do warm saline gargles.

I hope it helps you.
If you have any further query please ask me.
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Is this safe while feeding the baby
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Safe

Detailed Answer:
Yea these medicines are safe while breastfeeding
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