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Old May 22nd, 2010, 13:00 PM   1
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Are throat lozenges safe when pregnant?


Strepsils? Got really sore throat



 
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 13:13 PM   2
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I had a terribly sore throat just after bfp and googled the active ingredient in my throat lozenge (think they were strepsils actually!) and it said no known implications so I just had a couple!!

I would suggest some hot honey and lemon drink, but its too hot to be drinking hot drinks!!

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Old May 22nd, 2010, 13:21 PM   3
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Ooohhh just googled it and all the responses are soooo mixed!!! Maybe I shouldn't risk it?



 
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 13:31 PM   4
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i was told not to with my last pregnancy! xx



 
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 13:43 PM   5
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Hey I have tonsillitis at the mo and it's awful.

I have had paracetamol to take the edge off the all over aching and sore throat.

I have had a couple of honey and lemon max throat sweets as it was unbearable at points - it says on the box "use with caution if pregnant" so I have took that as "use only when absolutely necessary".

Take a couple of paracetamol. I think hot drinks are better when you have a sore throat than cold. I find a cup of tea soothes it loads.

Hope you feel better soon.x



 
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 18:59 PM   6
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I was told it was okay to have halls throat lozengers. I had a cold and really sore throat.



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:24 AM   7
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Throat has eased a bit today, more like cold & flu now!!! Is there anything I can take for that? Or anything I can make that is of natural ingredients? feel like poo!



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:28 AM   8
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If you have a temp and the pain is too much, you can have parcetemol, but only take the smallest dose for the shortest amount of time. I had a temp of 39.9 when I first ad bfp and was really poorly, I have to say I was taking 2 every four hours for a couple of days because I felt so crappy!!

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Old May 23rd, 2010, 15:56 PM   9
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God I have been sneezing all day, runny nose, its so sore feel really crap - I cant breathe! Tried honey and lemon and it did nothing for me! See how I feel at work tomorrow, might end up comin home early or something - not good



 
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 16:46 PM   10
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Hi

I was told the ones that are just boiled sweets with added menthol are ok, ones with decongesgents and anti bacterial or other ingredients added, I.e dequadins, are better avoided x



 
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