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How to get rid of cough in the 8th month of pregnancy without antibiotics.

How to get rid of cough in the 8th month of pregnancy without antibiotics.

Cannot say: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but here is some good general information. Can say pregnancy squishes the bottom of the lung. Can say it irritates the area and causes cough and other stimuli can damp down the feeling (vick's vapo rub best...and external so very safe) can NOT say whether or not you might be starting into pneumonia! Read more

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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How do you get rid of bloating discomfort during pregnancy?

How do you get rid of bloating discomfort during pregnancy?

Bloating, pregnancy: Eat non spicy foods in small portions. Do not eat late into the night. Maalox or Pepcid (famotidine) can be helpful. Please see your doctor as well. It is not good to self treat while pregnant. It can be dangerous. Read more

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I am asking this for a friend what can a 20 year old pregnant women to get rid of the nauseous feeling during pregnancy?? That's safe for baby

I am asking this for a friend what can a 20 year old pregnant women to get rid of the nauseous feeling during pregnancy?? That's safe for baby

Nausea: Yes, there are options to help with severe nausea and vomiting that are safe during pregnancy. Your friend needs to discuss this with her OB/GYN. Do not take any medications, even over the counter, natural, herbal, etc. During pregnancy without always first discussing w your OB/GYN. Read more

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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). Read more

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How can I get rid of flu and cold during flu cold season in pregnancy?

How can I get rid of flu and cold during flu cold season in pregnancy?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. Read more

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during pregnancy?

Surgery or time: Depending on the type and extent of your hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus), time alone may make them shrink. For some women, permanent enlarged internal hemorrhoids may prolapse out with bowel movements and require surgery. External hemorrhoids usually shrink, but will leave tags of skin in their wake, which can be bothersome, and make hygiene difficult. Surgery is indicated then. Read more

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After having a baby, how can a woman get rid of hemorrhoids obtained during the pregnancy?

Yes, usually.: Mild hemorrhoidal symptoms, including itching, mild pain, a small amount of bleeding usually resolve with end of pregnancy and topical hemorrhoid medications. Even prolapsed hemorrhoids will often resolve once the pregnancy is done. However, sometimes symptoms do persist and may require further medical attention. Using topical medicine and allowing a few months to pass is certainly appropriat. Read more

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How to get rid of blackness under the arms and buttocks which appears during pregnancy?

How to get rid of blackness under the arms and buttocks which appears during pregnancy?

Time mostly: Some of the skin darkening that can be seen in pregnancy can take a long time to fade...In fact, for some women it doesn't go away. It can also be a marker for diabetes, so check with your doctor for a full evaluation. Good luck. Read more

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During pregnancy, developed freckles on face n body. After 3yrs still have it! What can I do 2 get rid of them. Is using honey and lemon on face good 4 it?

During pregnancy, developed freckles on face n body. After 3yrs still have it! What can I do 2 get rid of them. Is using honey and lemon on face good 4 it?

Freckles: I doubt there is much you can do to rid your skin of freckles. Honey and lemon would have zero chance of making any difference to having freckles in your skin. Read more

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How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

Fiber: Fiber products like Metamucil or Fibercon are fine as is Miralax (polyethylene glycol). The other thing that is important is plenty of water. There is some evidence for the benefits of probiotics. Hope this helps. Read more

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Excruciating cramps with lighter period during pregnancy. How do I get rid of the plan?

Excruciating cramps with lighter period during pregnancy. How do I get rid of the plan?

One does not have a: Period during pregnancy. Although pain can occur. You should not have excruciating pain during early pregnancy, if your pain is that severe - you should be seen at an emergency room. Read more

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Are hemorrhoids in anus common during pregnancy? How to get rid of it? It itch and is visible during sex

Are hemorrhoids in anus common during pregnancy? How to get rid of it? It itch and is visible during sex

Yes: Usual resolve with delivery. In the mean time suggest a hi-fiber diet and stool softners. Anusol HC suppositories may help Read more

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Yeast infection during pregnancy. Have had a yeast infection for the past 2 months have also been diagnosed with gbs how can I get rid of it?

Yeast infection during pregnancy. Have had a yeast infection for the past 2 months have also been diagnosed with gbs how can I get rid of it?

GBS more important: If by "gbs" you mean group-b strep, that needs to be addressed first, as it can be passed to your baby at delivery. See your doctor. If you have a vaginal yeast infection your doc can prescribe a cream for that, but far more important for your baby is to treat the strep infection. Read more

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Is it bad to take pills that get rid of pcos during pregnancy? Is it a higher chance for miscarriage?

Is it bad to take pills that get rid of pcos during pregnancy? Is it a higher chance for miscarriage?

Metformin?: If you are referring to metformin, it is considered safe in pregnancy, although it is not effective in diabetic control and will do nothing for pcos/hcas. You should discuss all medications when pregnant with your obstetrician and a genetic counselor. Read more

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Got Hemmorhoids during my pregnancy. Just gave birth via csection yesterday. What would be best to get rid of the Hemmorhoids?

Got Hemmorhoids during my pregnancy. Just gave birth via csection yesterday. What would be best to get rid of the Hemmorhoids?

Time: After the pregnancy, as your body returns to a more normal physiologic state, they should resolve. Consider over the counter hemorrhoid creams in the mean time. Also, ask you OB team while you're in the hospital. They can start something there if you need. Congratulations! Hope this helps. Read more

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How you can get rid of 2 weeks pregnancy?

How you can get rid of 2 weeks pregnancy?

2 week pregnancy: I am not sure what 2 week pregnancy stands for. By the time a women misses her period that makes her concerned that she may be pregnant, she is considered to be 4 week pregnant already. Also, what would be the reason for her wanting to get rid of it? If it is intolerance issues, there may be a solution around it that may not involve termination. Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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