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How do I treat acute bronchitis during pregnancy (17 wks)? How long it usu takes to recover? Does prolonged bronchitis increase risk of preterm labor?

How do I treat acute bronchitis during pregnancy (17 wks)? How long it usu takes to recover? Does prolonged bronchitis increase risk of preterm labor?

Try homeopathy: Western medicine has no proven treatments for bronchitis (antibiotics work no better than placebo). I have had great success treating bronchitis with homeopathy, which is very safe in pregnancy. For best results see a professional homeopath, but you could try one of these: http://tinyurl.com/pztnvx8 Pelargonium sidoides is a herb proven to help but its safety in pregnancy has not been studied. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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I was prescribed a steroid for bronchitis. Can a steroid cause negative effects on a fetus if taken during conception or early pregnancy?

I was prescribed a steroid for bronchitis. Can a steroid cause negative effects on a fetus if taken during conception or early pregnancy?

Mgt: It is best to try to avoid oral steroids unless otherwise indicated. From your description, an inhaled form or LABA/inhaled steroid combination is an alternative to further discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Urgent: is zithromax safe during pregnancy for bronchitis?!? 25 weeks pregnant. No complications thus far... And how much is safe for bronchitis?

Urgent: is zithromax safe during pregnancy for bronchitis?!?  25 weeks pregnant. No complications thus far... And how much is safe for bronchitis?

No problem!: Azithromycin is safe for mother and fetus! z-pack is a good choice for bronchitis in pregnancy (500 mg the first day and 250 mg daily for another 4 days. Hope you get well soon! ...Read more

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I had LMP and 1st trimstr usg also corresponds with my LMP during pregnancy, can there still b probablilty that i concved 6 days before lmp, if so how?

I had LMP and 1st trimstr usg also corresponds with my LMP during pregnancy, can there still b probablilty that i concved 6 days before lmp, if so how?

Easy : Just ask your doctor your due date and with any free online search you can calculate the date of conception. You need to know your due date to determine this. ...Read more

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I am B+ and my wife is O-. Is there going to be any complications during her pregnancy?

I am B+  and my wife is O-. Is there going to be any complications during her pregnancy?

Rhogam: The risk is if her blood mixes with the baby's blood. This could cause an immune reaction which causes fetal hydrops and could be fatal to the baby. Fortunately, this is easily prevented. During the second trimester, your obstetrician will recommend a rhogam injection, which suppresses the process. One works for the whole pregnancy. It is given right away if she has vaginal bleeding or trauma ...Read more

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Is the heptitis b vaccine safe during pregnancy?

Is the heptitis b vaccine safe during pregnancy?

Yes: This is a non-living lab created material. It has no potential to infect baby. Many practitioners prefer not to give this or any optional vaccine until after the 1st trimester,out of an abundance of caution, but it is considered safe. ...Read more

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Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Is nauzene safe during pregnancy?

Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more

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Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Is prospan safe during pregnancy?

Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more

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Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Is brinjal during pregnancy safe?

Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more