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I have a cold
I'm 16 week pregnant, this is my second pregnancy. I never had a cold with my first pregnancy. I can honestly say I feel horrible, any recommendations on what I can do. My symptoms are stuffy nose, chills, low grade fever 99.9 and under.
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List of medications that can be used in most cases during pregnancy from www.hcfwcda.com (my dr office website)
..always consult your Dr before using any medication while pregnant..
colds and allergies
if you are past 12 weeks you can take sparingly of the following,
For nasal congestion: Sudafed, Chlortimentron, Tavist, Benadryl. Also try saline nasal spray or clariton otc.
For headache & or fever: Tylenol, Tylenol extra strength- NO ASPRIN OR IBUPROFEN
Go in for a fever over 101.
For Bad cough: Robitussin DM cough syrup
For sore throat: OTC throat lozenges that do NOT have menthol as an ingredient. Also try guaragling salt water.
Headaches: tylenol, hot or cold compress. Occasional caffeine also helps with migraines.
Sinus Infection: Must go into your office to be treated
Flu: increase liquids, more rest. tylenol for aches, fever, and headaches. If flu lasts longer than 2 days call your dr office, if fever is above 101 degrees go in to be treated.
Diarrhea: Imodium anti-diarrheal medication after first trimester.
Heart burn: tums, maalox, mylanta, gaviscon, prilosec otc, zantaz otc.
Hemorrhoids: anusol ointment, witch hazel pads
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