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Suggest a medicine for runny nose and cold while breastfeeding

Hello Doctor,
I'm 31 yrs old. I gave birth to a male baby 3 months back(C-Section). I'm breast feeding the baby. No other food is given to baby till now. Yesterday onwards I got severe cold, runny nose, sneezing. I want to immediately stop running nose & sneezing. I'm scared whether my baby will be affected. I've taken one Avil 25mg tablet in the morning. Till now no symptoms of relief. PLease suggest me a medicine for runny nose & cold while breastfeeding. Also suggest me some healthy diet to develop immunity.

Thanks!
Vani.
Fri, 9 Mar 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Avil is first generation antihistamines can cause sedation of your baby during breastfeeding.

Use salt water gargling, water vapor inhalation thrice a day. Use cetirizine orevicetrizine tablets twice a day for five days where mask or cloth around your mouth and nose while breastfeeding.

If symptoms not improved, please consult your doctor, he/she will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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