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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is Theraflu safe to be taken during early pregnancy?

I feel like I m catching the common cold because I have a stuffy runny nose and I have lost my since of taste... The thing is I believe I m pregnant & if I am it s less than a month... I just took a pack of Theraflu. Will it harm my baby if am pregnant?
Mon, 5 Dec 2016
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Hello Dear. Its always better to avoid any medications during the first trimister of pregnancy. For flu you can use nasal decongestant, drink warm water, steam inhalation etc. But if flu is very severe you can always take Theraflu, because severe infection in the mother can itself cause infection in fetus. Kindly go to your doctor who will examine you and see if the medications are really required or not.

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