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
|C. Sinus congestion
||C. Pseudoephedrine/Sudafed, menthol/Vicks®, nasal strips Breathe Right®
|D. Sinus drainage
|F. Sore throat
||F. Any throat lozenges
If you have high blood pressure, please DO NOT take pseudoephedrine *