Medications to Alleviate Sinus and Sore Throat Pain During Pregnancy

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
For the past couple of mornings my sinuses have been draining and causing me to have a sore throat. Is there anything I can do besides gargling salt water? It isn't working for me. Thanks.

ANSWER

In the U.S., I would say that Sudafed is considered safe for pregnancy, and that's where I'd suggest you start. Then some Tylenol for the sore throat will help it to heal faster. If that doesn't do it, you may want to ask your care provider if an antibiotic is a good idea -- I wouldn't be able to say without seeing you. I'm not sure what's available in England! Hope you feel better soon!

-- Cynthia, CNM