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Hayfever remedies whilst breastfeeding

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Frescolita Tue 16-Apr-13 19:30:21

Not sure if this post belongs here or in the breastfeeding section... hayfever has kicked off. I am suffering big style- throat, nose, sinus, ears, eyes...the whole works. I called my ENT doctor, and asked what I can take as I am still breastfeeding DD. He suggested I wean her, as all the usual meds end up in the milk.

I cannot be the first mother to be in this situation. What works?

fieldfare Tue 16-Apr-13 19:33:52

I'm not sure how effective you'll find it, but locally produced honey may help.

eragon Tue 16-Apr-13 20:12:12

nasel sprays?

did yr doc go over what side effects with antihistamine?

what non drug steps are you taking to relieve symptoms.

local honey is a bit of myth really, so i wouldnt bother imo.

MsPickle Tue 16-Apr-13 20:14:24

Prevalin nasal spray is safe and I've found it reasonably effective. Amazon had 3 for about £13 which was much better than Boots 1 for £9.99!

pettyprudence Tue 16-Apr-13 20:22:24

This from Breastfeeding Network - they have a dedicated pharmacist who searches for which drugs you can take when breastfeeding. If you can't find the drug you want on the list, they have a helpline number.

Frescolita Mon 22-Apr-13 13:20:28

Thanks! Trying salt water and cortizone spray...

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