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Cough And Cold While Pregnant
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
Yes: Many are ok to take depending on how far along you are. Your OB should have a list to give you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Always good to check with your doctor first, but ok. ...Read more
I am 31 weeks pregnant can i take nighttime hylands cold and cough to help my cold symptoms so i can sleep?
I would say NO: Herbs in Pregnancy is a huge topic. Hylands has about six herbs in it including Goldenseal which is generally considered to be contraindicated in pregnancy as it may cause premature contractions. Could use Robitussin, (guaifenesin) Hall's cough drops or cepacol lozenges, Vick's plain cough syrup or chicken soup. hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I missed my period and I think I am pregnant,before two week I had cough and cold and I consumed azithromycin and mucolyte syrup.Is this do any harm?
Pregnancy & sneezing: Sneezing, runny nose and cough could be viral infection or hay fever. Saline nose drops can be tried. Chlorpheniramine is one of the safest antihistamine that can be tried . If there is fever or no improvement or any new symptoms arise then please consult a doctor. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356948/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest as needed. ...Read more
No: You need to go see a doctor asap. ...Read more
How likely am i to catch a cold frm a family member who i live with who has a child with cold symptoms.Im 32 weeks pregnant and worried of harming bub
Hard to say: Your relative susceptibility to any such process depends on many prior life experiences and your degree of exposure. Regardless, the risk to your fetus is minimal.Only those infections with the ability to enter your blood can cause harm to the fetus and a cold would not qualify. ...Read more
I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant what kind of tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take for cold symptoms?
Any type: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and cold medications with tylenol (acetaminophen) are all safe to take during pregnancy. Extra strengthtylenol (acetaminophen) is also ok; just take as directed on the label. Benadryl and other over the counter cold medicines, such as robitussin, dayquil, nyquil, etc and sudafed are safe as well. Sudafed should be avoided in patients with high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Can i take Robitussin (guaifenesin) multi-symptom cold medicine to help relieve my cold symptoms?
I am 32 weeks pregnant with a white dot in back throat&cold symptoms. Risk going to doc and being around germs?
See a doc: If youre not sure and you are feeling worse would see your physician but wash your hands. ...Read more
Unprotected sex 10 days ago. Developed symptoms 6 days ago. Cold symptoms, brown discharge started off yellowish , vaginal itch/burn. Pregnant or std?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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