How can I treat a sore throat during pregnancy?

Hard candy. Sucking on hard candy can sooth a sore throat with no risk. Also salt water gargles can help. If soreness is due to reflux Tums (calcium carbonate) can help. If pain is severe see doctor to make sure there is no infection.
Topical/oral meds. In pregnancy: topical meds are probably the safest meds (e.g. Otc chloraseptic). Next is oral tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) 500-650mg every 6 hours. If any signs of strep throat (fever, body aches, swollen glands) then you should get seen and penicillin or Amoxicillin can be be used safely in pregnancy. Hope you are better soon!

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Is sore throat a pregnancy symptom? I have had an aching throat for about a week.

Not usually. It is far more likely to be a symptom of either allergies, or a viral or bacterial throat infection. Try an over the counter antihistamine, and if you develop high fever or inability to swallow, call your doctor. If you have missed a period and believe you could be pregnant, take a pregnancy test. hope this helps! Read more...