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Am 26 weeks pregnant and I caught severe cold. Will it affect my baby? Wts the remedy?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Unlikely & no specif
At 26 wks your baby has gone thru formation of all body parts including the brain & is coasting along gaining weight & finishing out fine details like lung maturity.
Colds differ from many illnesses by not getting into your blood like the flu.Cold virus tends to live on the airway surface like weeds in a lawn causing irritation & mucous fow.It doesn't attack baby.Rest & heal, this should be ok.

In brief: Unlikely & no specif
At 26 wks your baby has gone thru formation of all body parts including the brain & is coasting along gaining weight & finishing out fine details like lung maturity.
Colds differ from many illnesses by not getting into your blood like the flu.Cold virus tends to live on the airway surface like weeds in a lawn causing irritation & mucous fow.It doesn't attack baby.Rest & heal, this should be ok.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Lutz
I would also recommend to let your obstetrician know as there are viruses that may simulate "cold symptoms" that could affect the pregnancy.
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