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Cough and sore throat while pregnant

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Hi ,i would really apriciete your help .
My name is Zoka and i found out that I am pregnent ab 4 weeks ..my question is :
I caugh terrible ,my throut hurts ,can this be dangerous for my baby?


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replied February 10th, 2010
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A9914
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Terrible cough in your case could be due to dog or dust allergy. It could also be due to smoking. Hence first stop tobacco use and see if it helps. Drink ginger or lemon tea and gargle with warm saline water. Eat small frequent meals. See if these tips help. Persistent coughing can be dangerous in the sense it can trigger an abortion.

Also smoking can hamper fetal growth. You should also consult an allergist and check the status of your allergies during pregnancy. In some cases existing allergies are aggravated during pregnancy. Removing the allergy causing material from your environment will help a lot.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist and PCP once. Hope this helps. Take care!


Note: This medical answer is not the final diagnosis as a confirmed diagnosis cannot be made on net without examining the patient. The post aims to just provide basic medical information based on the medical history available. Suggested Lab tests should be done only if advised by the treating doctor. No treatment advised should be taken without direct consultation with your own health care professional.



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