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Old 05-09-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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I have severe spring/fall allergies. I also have asthma. SO i have used my inhaler for coughing/wheezing, but I also have all the other symptoms like itchy/red eyes, runny nose that are driving me crazy. My dr says I cant take my regular allergy meds because I am nursing, so I was wondering is anyone else here is in my boat and what can I do?
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Re: Allergies

What do you usually take? Claritin, allegra, benadryl, and sudafed are all okay. Watch your supply with sudafed. But any of those are fine to take!
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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Dr said Claritin and allegra are both ok during pregnancy but not bfeeding.
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I'd check with an LC or LLL leader who has access to Dr. Hale's book. Lots of docs and pharmacists don't know what they are talking about and say if you are going to take a med you need to wean or give formula...grrrr..they are having "cya" reactions and are too lazy to look it up beyond the pdr.
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Dr said Claritin and allegra are both ok during pregnancy but not bfeeding.

He's wrong. It's AAP approved. Here's a link: http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/...oved-meds.html

Claritin is actually an L1, which is the safest rating that there is. Allegra is an L2 which is also considered safe. Sorry mama, but he is misinformed. Go get some allergy meds and dope yourself up!
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