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Old 06-14-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Please help me ladies! It has been a horrible allergy for my girls this year. Now I think it's beginning to take a toll on me as well! My glands are swollen, making it difficult to swallow and my ears are so plugged. Now I think the pressure in my ears is building because they are starting to hurt. My nose is not running or congested. Does anyone have any suggestions about what is safe to take? I know Sudafed is out. My baby is 8 months and still full-time breastfeeding. I don't want my milk to dry up or take something that will effect her. If anyone has any idea what I can take, that would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 06-14-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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Claritin and benadryl are both okay. I've taken sudafed too. I think it's more concerning if you take it regularly. I've never noticed any supply differences from a dose or two of sudafed here and there.
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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Have you ever taken anything before - so you know what works? If not see what your doc would reccomend for your symptoms and then call your childs pedi to run it by them as well.... the general rule is if the childs pedi would rx it for them, it's almost always safe for your use... BUT always call a doc
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