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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have flu or a cold and i am 6 weeks pregnant.my nose is blocked and runny.my throat is on fire and i have a slight headache.i am also sneezing?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Screening: Please see your physician or urgent care for flu and Strep screening tests. Nasal saline rinses may relieve the congestion.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Get strep culture.: See your doctor and get checked to be sure that you do not have strep throat, which needs to be treated with an antibiotic. You can also talk to your doc then about how best to feel better, while pregnant. Hope you are better soon!

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Last updated Feb 13, 2020

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