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I Am Pregnant And I Got A Cold Sore
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
Supportive care: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection, which is fairly common in pregnancy; it is usually more of an annoyance than anything else. Due to your pregnancy, it's generally a good idea to avoid using medications if possible; generally safe meds would be tylenol (acetaminophen) and guaifenisen, but discuss with your ob/gyn for an exam and the final ok. ...Read more
Herpes is common: Herpes virus that causes cold sores is very common in the population, being found in 40% to 80% of the population depending on the study. It is contagious by kissing or other oral contact. Try taking a supplement called lysine which suppresses viral growth and avoid whole wheat bread, nuts and arginine which grow viruses. ...Read more
I was wondering if i could be pregnant i been really tierd, my nipples sore, i feeling like throwing up and i also havnt had my period but im on depo.
Hi. I am quite sick with a cold and feeling miserable. I am also late on my period and could be pregnant. Can I take Oregano 8 for my cold?
Cold: Please call your doctor who will likely either tell you what to take over the counter or tell you to see her/him in the next day or two. ...Read more
When I was pregnant I had a very bad pregnancy mask. My daughter is 10 months old and I still have some on my cheeks, I noticed yesterday I am getting?
I have symptoms of pregnancy, I have sore boobs and constipation! I had dry sex 2 weeks ago and I was on my period. Am I just stressed and nervous?
Could be but test: Often times, a period is delayed and women are concerned about being pregnant. With a history of unprotected intercourse, the anxiety due to a possible unplanned pregnancy rises. A easy way to determine if you are pregnant is by doing a home pregnancy test. It can be done around the time of your expected period. It can be done safely and with ease within the comfort/privacy of your home. Dr M ...Read more
Limited: As always, check with your OB/GYN or refer to their list of safe OTC meds. Generally, you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever/pain and claritin/zyrtec/benadry for cold symptoms. Plenty of rest and fluids. All of the other OTC meds should be avoided. If your symptoms worsen, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Gargle.: Most sore throats are a result of viral illnesses and will fully run their course in 7-10 days with the sore throat usually lasting only a few days. Antibiotics are not usually needed. Gargle with some warm salt water or try some topical anesthetic spray such as cepacol. If it does not get better within the next day or so, or you start havig fevers, call up your pcp so that they can see you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 21 weeks pregnant and i think i have a cold because i have a runny nose and a slite fever what am i able to take?
I think I am pregnant i think I am pregnant and that I am like 2 months and i still get a small period and now i haven't got it this month at all
I am 5w pregnant and having burning in my chest when i cough. How can I relieve this?. I think I am getting a cold. I am scared it will hurt the baby
I have had a cold for about 3 days today. I had some amoxcillin. I took one and feel guilty. Im sure its just a cold now can I stop taking it?
Good for you!: Good for you to feel guilty! Apparently you understand that colds are due to viruses and antibiotics make no difference; and that unnecessary antibiotics can be bad for health -- both your own health and that of the community at large, by increasing problems of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that sometimes are life-threatening. Don't take any more ampicilin, and discard the rest. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Abreva (docosanol), is a topical cream to treat cold sores caused by herpes simplex 1 virus. The fda has listed abreva as category b, meaning it does not cause fetal defects in pregnant animals but there is insufficient human data to approve the drug for use during pregnancy. By its chemical structure and topical use it would probably be safe, but nobody has evidence. ...Read more
Hi so I had sore throat for a day now I got runny nose 99.9 temp what am I getting.? I don't believe or think that it's allergies.
I am on my period I was late I have sore breasts and nausea I have the copper coil. Why am I getting pregnancy symptoms?
Im 35 weeks pregnant I have a sore throat my body sore and im having pains in my stomach im baily eating and have a headache what do I do?
Arrange for eval: The vague collection of symptoms you cite could be a virus or strep. If you've kept up with your fluid needs enough to pee at least every 6 hrsyou can wait & arrange to see your pcp or OB tomorrow.If you feel rotten & dehydrated see someone sooner. In the mean time try sips of cold fluids & something light like noodle soup.You need some energy. ...Read more
I have pains in my tummy and started feeling sick everytime I eat I got a very light bleeding 5 days after I was supposedto start my period am I prego?
Sore breasts: You sound like you are in distress. Consult your ob/gyn for exam & testing. ...Read more
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