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I am in 6th week of pregnancy.. Now i got severe cough and cold.... Willl it affect babay or pregnancy?

I am in 6th week of pregnancy.. Now i got severe cough and cold.... Willl it affect babay or pregnancy?

Most likely not: It is not the illness that is the problem. Your body's immune system should be able to take care of the cough and cold symptoms. The problem would be if you were taking medicines in order to deal with those. The placenta is an amazing barrier, however, when you're pregnant, limit yourself to tylenol/fluids/bedrest and other non-med support measures. Medication with pregnancy is a last resort. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...

Some really safe : Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What types of medication or deemed safe at 29 weeks of pregnancy to treat cold symptoms?

What types of medication or deemed safe at 29 weeks of pregnancy to treat cold symptoms?

None: Sorry, but eventhough your baby is probably fully formed, no drugs are suggested. Drink lots of liquids, ask your OB re tylenol (acetaminophen) or asprin. ...Read more

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I have had vertigo, cold symptoms, frequent urination & heartburn. Today i'm 5 days late. Yesterday i got a negative pregnancy test & this morning i got a positive. Am i pregnant?

I have had vertigo, cold symptoms, frequent urination & heartburn. Today i'm 5 days late. Yesterday i got a negative pregnancy test & this morning i got a positive. Am i pregnant?

Probably!: See your ob/gyn for a definitive blood test, but you should assume you are pregnant and act accordingly--prenatal vitamins, no alcohol or tobacco, nutritious diet, exercise and no excessive weight gain. If your test is indeed positive, best wishes! dr. Tholen. ...Read more

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Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

Is carbocystine safe during pregnancy im 5 months preggy and taking 3 capsule a day for my cough?

The safety: Of this drug during pregnancy has not been established. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about available safe drugs. There are actually studies in children showing that honey works. That is safe for you! ...Read more

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14 to 15 week pregnancy, cold & cough coming. So what type of medicine is safe at this condition...

14 to 15 week pregnancy, cold & cough coming. So what type of medicine is safe at this condition...

safe meds: Most OB docs have a list they can give you of safe otc meds. In general my list includes pseudophed, plain robitussin, cough drops, chloraseptic spray, benedryl and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Not normal: Normal implies that most pregnant women suffer from cough which clearly is not true. Pregnant women should not have a cough just like everyone else. Your cough will need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

Depends: Coughing associated with uncomplicated upper respiratory infection can be treated with Codeine based cough suppressants. If however, it becomes a productive cough or associated with a fever or shortness of breath, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Corex diagnosis cough syrup during pregnancy safe ?

Category C: It is a category C drug for pregnancy. I wouldn't recommend using it unless your physician tell you to take it. ...Read more

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Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy ?

Is samcos cough syrup is save during 4 month of pregnancy ?

Not Recommended: Sancos cough syrup contains pholcodine, psudoephedrine, chlorphiniramine and menthol i will not recommend it but if you have to take it for short period it has to be prescribed by your doctor who will decide that the its use is worth the risk. ...Read more

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I am 31week pregnancy woman.Now adays my belli was get so cold, is it normal?, i feel cough a littlebit.

I am 31week pregnancy woman.Now adays my belli was get so cold, is it normal?, i feel cough a littlebit.

Get checked: The body regulates its temperature very effectively. The abdomen will not be a different temperature than the rest of the body. If you feel your cough indicates infection schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I took a ricola dual action cough drop I looked it up and it says they are not safe during pregnancy is this true ? I'm pregnant I had one please help

Don't worry: One cough drop is not going to hurt your baby. However, give them away to someone who is not pregnant and try some hot honey and lemonade tea instead for these months. ...Read more

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Is broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Is broncholyte good in the treatment of cough during pregnancy?

Broncholyte: Most over-the-counter cough syrups have different ingredients. You should check with your gynecologist regarding safety of taking this medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is safe during pregnancy?

What cough medicine is safe during pregnancy?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): And any of the cough drops like hall should be fine. However, consult your ob. ...Read more

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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