What throat lozenges are safe while pregnant?
- Ideally, to soothe a sore throat, we recommend gargling with salt water, or sipping lemon juice with honey.
- Short term use of Betadine Gargle is generally considered safe in pregnancy.
- Throat lozenges, such as Strepsils, are safe to use in pregnancy.
Can you eat throat lozenges while pregnant?
Throat lozenges containing local anaesthetic and antibacterial agents may be used in pregnancy. Avoid excessive use as it may cause unwanted side effects such as diarrhoea. Gargling salt water or drinking lemon and honey products may also help to ease a sore throat.
Is sore throat during pregnancy normal?
Your immune system lowers slightly during pregnancy so your body won’t reject your developing baby. Not all sore throats are due to infection, however. For example, heartburn, a common pregnancy symptom, can also give you a sore throat. Pregnant women also often become congested, which can lead to a sore throat.
What can I take while pregnant for a sore throat?
Pregnant women can take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for a sore throat with a limit of 3,000 mg in 24 hours. An antihistamine may help if the sore throat is due to postnasal drip because it can dry up those secretions. Sprays or lozenges that contain benzocaine, a local anesthetic, can help numb the throat.
When should I take Strepsils?
Adults: One lozenge every 2 3 hours up to a maximum of 12 lozenges in 24 hours.
Can sore throat harm baby during pregnancy?
Although it does not often happen, untreated strep throat during pregnancy can lead to serious medical complications in both the woman and the fetus.
What can I take for a sore throat while pregnant UK?
To help relieve your headache and throat pain, and to help reduce a high temperature, you can consider taking paracetamol. Paracetamol is generally considered safe for use at all stages of pregnancy. As with any medicine, you should take the lowest dose needed, for the shortest amount of time required.
Can you take lemsip when pregnant?
As a result, Lemsip max flu lemon is not usually recommended for use by women who are pregnant. Get further medical advice from your doctor, pharmacist or midwife. Paracetamol is considered safe for use during breastfeeding, but small amounts of pseudoephedrine pass into breast milk.