Common symptoms include nasal and sinus congestion and/or drainage, sore throat, cough, muscle aches and low-grade fever.
- Viruses, not bacteria, cause the vast majority of infections; therefore, antibiotics will not be effective.
- Over the counter medications that may be safely used during your pregnancy:*
|A. Nonproductive cough||A. All cough syrups and drops; Dextromethorphan/Robitussin|
|B. Productive cough||B. Guaifenesin/Mucinex®|
|C. Sinus congestion||C. Pseudoephedrine/Sudafed, menthol/Vicks®, nasal strips Breathe Right®|
|D. Sinus drainage||D. Diphenhydramine/Benadryl®|
|E. Headache||E. Acetaminophen/Tylenol|
|F. Sore throat||F. Any throat lozenges|
If you have high blood pressure, please DO NOT take pseudoephedrine *