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Old 03-09-2012, 07:10 AM   #1
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Have allergies and with trees blooming and pollen filling the air my allergies are acting up. Mainly my sinuses. What can I take that is safe for breast feeding? My sinuses are draining and my nose, face, throat and ear hurts as well as my head.


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Old 03-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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OTC Allergy meds are considered "safe" while breastfeeding. Word of warning, in some moms, they reduce milk supply, sometimes dramatically. To combat this, I use the liquid formulations and take 1/4 the recommended dose Up to 4 times, but only until symptoms are some what improved, not completely gone.

On the natural side, Quercitin and Stinging Nettles are a great combination for seasonal allergies.

As with ANY medication, you may want to check with your doctor first.
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It may take a while to work (and next year, start a couple of weeks before pollen season), but nasal sprays like Flonase, Nasonex, etc. generally work very well. I have had multiple doctors prescribe those to me while pregnant and nursing. Since they target the nasal passages directly, they do not enter the bloodstream (and therefore, the milk) in higher concentrations like oral allergy meds.
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