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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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Im 38 weeks pregnant and I have a cold cough and a sore throat. What should I do?

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Im 38 weeks pregnant and I have a cold cough and a sore throat. What should I do?

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

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Since I am a virgin. How did i end up getting a cold sore in my mouth?

Since I am a virgin. How did i end up getting a cold sore in my mouth?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Im pregnant and I have a little cold and was wondering what I could buy over-the-counter for it?

Im pregnant and I have a little cold and was wondering what I could buy over-the-counter for it?

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

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I am pregnat, I have 2 days with sore throat.What can I do?

I am pregnat, I have 2 days with sore throat.What can I do?

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 more

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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 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

See you OB doctor: Go and get checked. It may not only help you feel better physically but also relieve the anxiety of worry over your baby. Good luck and have a happy new year. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and got a cold sore in my lips. Can I use abreva?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and got a cold sore in my lips. Can I use abreva?

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

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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?

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

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I think im preganant I have tingling after I pee and my breasts are sore?

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I think im preganant I have tingling after I pee and my breasts are sore?

Sore breasts: You sound like you are in distress. Consult your ob/gyn for exam & testing. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more