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Doctor insights on: Sinus Infection During Pregnancy First Trimester

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Help! Is a dientamoeba infection during pregnancy harmful? Can it make my fetus sick or cause mental retardation? I had it first trimester.

Help! Is a dientamoeba infection during pregnancy harmful? Can it make my fetus sick or cause mental retardation? I had it first trimester.

Dietamoeba infection: Treatment may be with tetracycline or flagyl. Speak to your OB about drug toxicity. The worm should not affect the fetus or cause retardation. ...Read more

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How to combat a severe sinus infection during pregnancy?

How to combat a severe sinus infection during pregnancy?

Sinus and Pregnancy: Some women are more susseptible when pregnant due to hormone changes causeing swelling. Ask your ob-gyn to refer you to an ent. There are a number of treatments possible even when pregnant. ...Read more

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When in your first trimester of pregnancy, is there anything that can be prescribed by dr for a sever ear infection?

When in your first trimester of pregnancy, is there anything that can be prescribed by dr for a sever ear infection?

Yes: Please see your doctor for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Cephalosporins, beta-lactams are some safe classes of antibiotics that can be used in pregnant women. These classes of medications activity against some of the common bacteria that cause ear infections. Good luck and take care. ...Read more

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Is augmentin 875mg safe in 3rd trimester of pregnancy for sinus infection?

Is augmentin 875mg safe in 3rd trimester of pregnancy for sinus infection?

Yes: By the 3rd trimester, fetal development is much less an issue and thus the Augmentin should be safe. If your congestion is from the sinus infection, it will improve in 3-4 days. However if the problem is from allergy, a nasal steroid may work. Vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy from hormonal changes can also be an issue in which case a trial with nasal antihistamine may work (not cat. B however) ...Read more

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I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and I'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

I've had a cold and now sinus infection for nearly three weeks and I'm just entering my third trimester of pregnancy. May this cause high pulse & bp?

Possibly: But not likely, and in addition, you should never make that assumption, particularly during pregnancy. Go and see your obstetrician. This could be something more serious. ...Read more

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Is step throat/a sinus infection an early sign of pregnancy?

Is step throat/a sinus infection an early sign of pregnancy?

No: Early signs of pregnancy are sore breasts, nausea, fatigue and food aversion, as well as food cravings. And of course.... Missed period. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Tsh of 3.22 in 1st trimester of pregnancy. Is it risky. She had a urinary infection and was on taxim o. Bld sample taken on last day of this dose?

Tsh of 3.22 in 1st trimester of pregnancy. Is it risky. She had a urinary infection and was on taxim o. Bld sample taken on last day of this dose?

Normal for now: Your TSH is normal for now, but may be inappropriately low for your age. Have it checked again during your pregnancy as levels can change during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right nose, pressure in eyes, forehead and now teeth, all on right side mainly, just got over a month long sinus infection, could it be another one or just pregnancy rhinitis?

Sharp pain in right nose, pressure in eyes, forehead and now teeth, all on right side mainly, just got over a month long sinus infection, could it be another one or just pregnancy rhinitis?

ENT Visit Required: Sure, a sinus infection/reinfection could be the cause; however, recurrence this soon, with "sharp pain" is not normal. Pain radiating to the teeth, is definitely a sign of either the primary etiology being a dental infection from the beginning, or maturation of a sinus infection, which could be either primary or secondary in nature. The Osteomeatal Complex is convoluted and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Is viral sinus infection contagious only during first few days or until the sickness lasts?

Is viral sinus infection contagious only during first few days or until the sickness lasts?

Entire time: Consider yourself contagious the entire illness. Viral contagion can start couple days before symptoms start. Be sure it's really a infection & not an allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or sinus condition. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long will nausea last during pregnancy? First trimester.?

How long will nausea last during pregnancy? First trimester.?

Individual: There's no absolute rule, but probably 98% of women find their nausea improves in the 2nd trimester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lift weights during pregnancy if I had stopped during the first trimester?

Is it safe to lift weights during pregnancy if I had stopped during the first trimester?

Probably if light: If you are not lifting really heavy weights, Excersising with light weights to help muscle tone are probably OK. Don't use such heavy weights that you are inclined to hold your breath. YOu should continually breath in and breath out with your movements. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a toothache. Is it safe to have dental work done during my first trimester of pregnancy.?

I am experiencing a toothache. Is it safe to have dental work done during my first trimester of pregnancy.?

Dental treatment: All necessary dental treatment can be safe within certain established guidelines. It is best that your dentist consult with your OBGYN doctor to discuss any precautions. It is generally more dangerous for you and your unborn child to postpone needed dental treatment. Elective dental treatment should be postponed. Congratulations and Good Luck. ...Read more

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It's my week 14 of pregnancy and I noticed decreased vaginal discharge which I had a lot during my first trimester. Should I be worried? No blood

It's my week 14 of pregnancy and I noticed decreased vaginal discharge which I had a lot during my first trimester. Should I be worried? No blood

Good change: This sounds like a nice change for you now that you're not having to suffer from vaginal discharge. Hopefully you told your doctor about the problem and they were able to test for infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe that I used face creams during my first trimester of pregnancy its like 3months I guess. And its really killing me to know what will happen?

Is it safe that I used face creams during my first trimester of pregnancy its like 3months I guess. And its really killing me to know what will happen?

Face cream safe: As long as the creams do not contain Retin A (tretinoin) there is no need to worry. Most over the counter face creams can be used throughout pregnancy. If you are concerned, use the smallest amount possible and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I be intimate with my husband during my first trimester of pregnancy?

Can I be intimate with my husband during my first trimester of pregnancy?

Sex in pregnancy: Yes, unless you are having bleeding, or history of recurrent miscarriage and cervical incompetence. Otherwise there is almost no risk to the pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I took one and a half kolomapin during my first trimester of pregnancy will it harm the baby!

If I took one and a half kolomapin during my first trimester of pregnancy will it harm the baby!

Not likely: If I understand the question, you want to know if taking one and one-half Klonopin (clonazepam) only ONCE will cause any harm. In that scenario there is no cause for concern. There should not be any further use of any Rx or OTC medication without the guidance of a medical provider. ...Read more

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Can I have ruff intercourse during my first trimester in pregnancy?

Can I have ruff intercourse during my first trimester in pregnancy?

Best not to: The human body is very resiliant, and your body can often protect the growing fetus inside your womb form many outside factors. However, in the remote chance that very rough sex causes any possible with your implanted, fertilized, and developing egg/fetus, than why chance it. So best to stick to "non-rough" sex while pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Is there any medicine I can take (homeopathic/ over-the-counter / prescribed) to treat my anxiety during my first trimester of pregnancy? Can't sleep

Yes: There are several medications and some OTC things that will help you. However, when you are pregnant you really should have everything you take approved by your OB or FP whoever is caring for your pregnancy. Give their office a call. They will have some suggestions for you, or want to see you to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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Can I have fresh water eel and salmon sushi during my first trimester of pregnancy?

Can I have fresh water eel and salmon sushi during my first trimester of pregnancy?

Avoid: Seafood is in general high in toxins.
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more