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Signs Of Pneumonia In Pregnant Women
Yes: The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
How does the flu directly or indirectly harm the fetus of a pregnant women? I know pneumonia can obviously cause lack of oxygen to the baby. What else
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I am pregnant and my son just got the diagnosis of walking pneumonia. Should I be worried for myself?
Unlikely to be pbm: Your son's pneumonia is likely caused by germs from his own airway that settled into his lungs. Most are not particularly contagious.(but practice regular hand washing) your fetus is relatively insulated against simple illnesses you might catch unless it has a blood phase like a flu where it could pass to the infant via the placenta. Your catching a pneumonia would not automatically hurt baby. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnant test or should I stop taking the med?
NO but talk with Dr.: You are probably pregnant if the test if positive. Untreated pneumonia can be harmful for your babies and so you definitely should not stop antibiotics, and Augmentin is a pregnancy category b drug (felt to be safe in pregnancy for good indications). You should talk with your doctor about the relative benefits and risk of the steroids and cough suppressants. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
At labor/delivery e.R. Last month, the nurse told me I should get a flu and pneumonia shot because of my severe asthma. Can i get while 6mos pregnant?
Is it safe to get the flu and pneumonia shots at the same time or do they have to be given seprately? I am 6 months pregnant and have severe asthma.
Yes & no: "everyone" agrees that women who are pregnant during flu season should get attenuated flu shot (not nasal spray): http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/influenza/an00651. However, there's a bit more conflict re Pneumovax in pregnancy but it appears to be safe to lower risk of pneumonia: http://goo.Gl/uemcgp & http://goo.Gl/1k45v. Talk to your OB & family doc for their opinions. In general very safe. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My boyfriend and i had unprotected sex while he's still taking his antibiotic for pneumonia. What are the risks if i get pregnant?
I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to my baby?
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