Overcoming Colds And Sore Throat In Nursing Mothers?
I am a breastfeeding mother, I have a cold with a sore throat, is taking Amoxcillin + food supplements (containing vitamin C) safe for my child?
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Amoxicillin and vitamin C antibiotics are actually quite safe for consumption by women who are breastfeeding. However, you should know that colds and sore throats are mostly caused by viral infections which can go away on their own without requiring any treatment. Antibiotics are certainly not needed in the event of a viral infection and will not help reduce symptoms either. Amoxicillin antibiotics are included in hard drugs that you should not buy without a prescription from a doctor and their use must be under the supervision of a doctor. You should only take Amoxicillin if there are indications for taking this drug. The dose and duration of treatment must be adjusted according to the disease suffered and should not be taken carelessly.
For now, you should try to do the following first:
get plenty of sleep and rest
drink lots of water, juice, soup or broth to keep the body hydrated
consumption of healthy foods, especially increase the consumption of fruit
You can spray a saline spray into your nose to reduce symptoms of nasal congestion
You can eat soft foods first if you have difficulty swallowing
You can help reduce sore throat by drinking warm tea which you can mix with lemon and honey
take a warm shower and inhale warm steam while showering
gargle with warm salt water to soothe sore throats
If the symptoms you experience do not improve within 5-7 days, you can check with your doctor for further examination and treatment.
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