• I think I'm coming down with a cold. I have a scratchy throat, stuffy then runny nose....

    Asked by Lirasgirl33 on Friday, August 31, 2012

    I think I'm coming down with a cold. I have a scratchy throat, stuffy then runny nose....

    Can cancer patients still take over the counter cold meds like Nyquil, etc? School has started for my kids and unfortunately my daughter got a cold and I think I got it from her.

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      nancyjac

      It depends on whether or not you are still in active treatment and taking any other cancer related treatment or drugs and whether you still have low blood counts or other side effects from chemo that could be affected by OTC meds. To be safe, I would phone your oncologist just to be sure.

      about 5 years ago

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