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Colds

After the first trimester, you make take Sudafed, Claritin, and Zyrtec to help with nasal stuffiness. You may also use normal saline nose drips, Ayr Nasal Spray or Afrin. Use nasal sprays for no more than three days, as they can become habit forming. You should increase your rest and fluid intake. Call you family physician if you develop a fever or have a persistent green or yellow nasal discharge.

Cough

After the first trimester, you may take plain Robitussin or Robitussin DM (also known as guifenesin), Tylenol PM. Ask your pharmacist if you unable to find it). You should increase your rest and fluid intake. Contact our office if you develop a fever or feel you have chest congestion.

Sore Throat

You may use warm salt water gargles four or more times per day. It is helpful to keep the throat moist with mints, lifesavers or other hard candy. If you prefer a medicated lozenge, you may use Cepacol or Sucrets lozenges. Chloraseptic spray may be helpful. You should increase your rest and fluid intake. Contact our office if you develop a fever or have difficulty swallowing.

Fever

You may take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Extra Strength Tylenol, as directed fir fever. Increase your rest and fluid intake. If you temperature is over 101, contact our office to be evaluated.

Headache

You may take Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Extra Strength Tylenol, as directed. If this does not relieve your headache, please call the office. Report any blurred, double vision or unusual dizziness.

Yeast Infection

After the first trimester you may use over the counter Monistat Cream. Cleanse the external area with mild soap, such as Neutrogena or Ivory and use tepid water to cleanse the irritated areas. You may apply Desitin, A&D Ointment, Vaseline or plain white Crisco to the irritated external tissues.

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