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Fever and cold during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My wife is @ stage of 7 week pregnancy, we conformed the same, now she is suffering from fever & cold also having medicine as per doctor prescription, did this fever & cold will affect a baby.                                                                                                                             
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr....
User :   hi this is palanisamy
Doctor :   No if it is a simple viral fever
Doctor :   hi
User :   yes sir
User :   she is having somple fever
Doctor :   fever is not the disease
Doctor :   it can be the symptoms of some other disease
User :   typo
User :   she is having Cold & fever
Doctor :   like throat infection,viral infection,etc
Doctor :   mostly it will be common viral infection
Doctor :   that is harmless
Doctor :   anyway she is taking medicines
User :   did this will affect baby
Doctor :   so no need to worry
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   is s he having only fever?
User :   as per Dr advice am going
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   does she have throat ache?
User :   some times she is tell head ach
Doctor :   anyway try inhaling steam too
User :   sure
Doctor :   ok it can come from simple viral fever
Doctor :   anyway she needs some rest too
Doctor :   to get relieved faster
Doctor :   as viral fever are self limiting
Doctor :   and get relieved by 4-5 days time
User :   am having one more query... she is having thyroid prob
Doctor :   some antibiotics are contraindicated in first 8 weeks
Doctor :   ok was it tested recently
User :   yes sir
User :   its hypo thyroid
Doctor :   Was TSH low or high?
User :   its under control
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   is she taking eltroxin?
User :   yes 150mg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so do keep regular check of tsh
User :   my doubt did this prob will conti for my child
User :   if yes
Doctor :   and avoid travels in the first 8-10 weeks
Doctor :   yes sometimes it is hereditary
Doctor :   especially in females
User :   tell me way to prevent
Doctor :   for some hypothyroid lifelong medicines are required
User :   this hereditary
Doctor :   yes it can be
User :   how sir?
Doctor :   anyway take plenty of iodine rich foods like seafish etc
User :   sure sir
Doctor :   it can be passed by some genes from mother
Doctor :   to children
Doctor :   Spirulina is considered as good health booster and thyroid regulator.
Doctor :   Regular intake of vitamin B complex is extremely helpful in treating thyroid conditions.
User :   any treat is required to hereditary
User :   yes sir i know
Doctor :   i just said for your information
Doctor :   for hereditary
Doctor :   there is no treatment as such
Doctor :   every thing is in the trial stage i feel
Doctor :   please discuss with your gynaec dr too
Doctor :   Go for the food that is rich in vitamin A like yellow vegetables, eggs, carrots and dark green leafy vegetables that are thyroid boosters.
Doctor :   Avoid cauliflower,cabbage etc
Doctor :   Cut down on cakes, biscuits, sweets
Doctor :   Food from the kitchen that contains calcium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, terbium, and neodymium are very useful minerals and trace elements those are necessary for the good health of thyroid gland.
Doctor :   so please do discuss
Doctor :   Hope you understood what i said?
User :   any other food happits we need to follow
Doctor :   avoid tea coffee etc
User :   yes sir its really helpfull for me
Doctor :   Iodine levels can be increased by including natural sources of iodine in the diet like yoghurt, fish, meat, eggs, seafood, potato, parsley, radish, bananas, oatmeal and salt.
User :   one more doubt sir am physically handicaped did any chonce for hereditary
Doctor :   Selenium acts as a catalyst in the conversion of T4 thyroid hormone to its active T3 form. Thus include selenium in the form of button mushrooms, cod, tuna, shrimp, snapper, salmon and halibut.
Doctor :   no not at all
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   got this prob @5months due to fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   it cant get transmitted
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