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i'm eight months pregnant. have the beginning symptoms of the flu. what can i take and not harm my baby?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Get checked: The flu is dangerous for pregnant women, and unfortunately it look like this year's flu shot is not effective against the strain we are seeing. If you think you have the flu, you need to be checked , and you need to be treated with Tamiflu (oseltamivir) if you do have it.
Answered on Dec 31, 2014
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