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My lips and throat...

My lips and throat are swollen, it's seems like allergic reaction. Can I take claritin?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you used Claritin or anything similar before?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about the allergy?

No, it's happened in the middle of the night

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm a breast feeding mom

Submitted: 9 days ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 9 days ago
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 9 days ago

Please provide some additional information.

What is your age?

Do you suffer from a sore throat, cough?

Pain during swallowing in the back of the throat?

Shortness of breath?

Thanks.
Waiting for your reply.
I will post back to the reply/answer momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

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Customer reply replied 9 days ago
I had bronchitis in the last 2 weeks, now I feel better although I'm still coughing. Last night I woke up with swollen lips, and right now I woke up again with swollen lips and I feel like my throat is getting swollen and it's harder for me to breath, additionally the palm of my feet are itching. I feel like I have allergic reaction to something, but it's middle of the night and I can't go to a doctor right now.
Customer reply replied 9 days ago
I'm 35 years old, and I'm breast feeding mom.
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 9 days ago

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, yes, you can take Claritin safely while lactating.

You should apply cool compresses on your lips with an ice cube wrapped in a cotton cloth.

Also, take OTC Advil if you have.

Apply calamine lotion on your feet.

Maintain a good hydration with Gatorade.

If your shortness of breath is getting worse then visit an emergency room.

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Customer reply replied 9 days ago
Thank u
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 9 days ago

Please leave positive rating by clicking 5 stars above the chat box if you are satisfied with our conversation.

Good wishes for your health.

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Customer reply replied 9 days ago
I also noticed that all my mouth is swollen, from all those symptoms it's seems like it's allergy?
Customer reply replied 9 days ago
will Claritin will help with all those symptoms?
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 8 days ago

Sorry for the late reply.

I hope you are doing well.

How are you now?

Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 days ago
I'm better now, thank u
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 8 days ago

Good wishes for your health.

Thanks.
Take care.

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