Are Menthol Cough Drops Alright

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desperate to feel better - March 26

i have a terrible cold: stuffy, runny nose, cough, fever. the fever i am alleviating with sponge compresses but i need something for my cough/nose. can i take herbal throad drops? i have ricola herb throat drops. i really want to take them but don't want to harm the baby. i am at 9.5 weeks. please give me some advice. thanks.

 

Kelly K - March 28

Everything that I was given said that all cough drops are fine. Hope this helps!

 

Lucy - March 28

My pharmacist said absolutely not. Most cough drops have glycerin (I think was the ingredient in question) but she said no, no until the second trimester at least.

 

Sonya - March 28

I am in the same boat right now. I have read the label of several different brands and they do not say anything about not using if pregnant. I am using Halls. Also, during my first prengnacy I used vapor tub on my chest to help me breathe during colds. It helps alot. If you are still concerned call your Dr. office and ask the nurse. Or you can call one of those ask a nurse hotlines. Good Luck!!

 

Kat - June 30

Will coughing harm my baby?

 

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