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Pregnant, fever, cold. Can i take crocin? What more should i do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Sir
Doctor:Hi how can I help u today ?
User:Sir last time I have chated with you about my wife having fewer and cold during pregenancy. Last time it gone away itself. But again now she has got light fewer and cold, whether she can take crocin 500mg twice a day. She is 28 weeks pregnant
Doctor:yes, she can take crocin 500 twice a day
Doctor:it is fine
Doctor:it is common for pregnant women, to have more colds during pregnancy, due to the lowered immune system
Doctor:hence they have to be more cautious
Doctor:Does your wife have any blocked nose, yellow sputum, etc ?>
User:light running nose
Doctor:continue vitamin C supplements and steam inhalation as adviced before
User:Ok Sir
Doctor:she should try and use a face mask, to reduce the chances of infection
Doctor:in case, she develops severe cough, blocked nose, yellow sputum, high grade fever, etc, she should consult a doctor, who can examine her and prescribe proper medications
Doctor:when was the last time she was seen by her doctor ?
User:45 days back, next visit is on 20th March, as wife is in her native in North Karnataka
Doctor:i understand
User:She will be back to bangalore on 16th March
Doctor:ask her to take good nutricious diet and fresh fruits, to help her immunity
User:One morning after breakfast and another one tablet after dinner night correct?
User:Ok Sir
Doctor:does she have fever, all the day ?
User:light fewer from yestarday
Doctor:she can take the tablet, only when she has the fever
Doctor:it can be only once a day , if she has it only in the morning
User:Ok I will ask her to take tablet morning or night only if she has fewer at that time
Doctor:or one tab in the morning and one tab in evening, if she has the symptoms continuously
Doctor:yes, that will be ok
User:Sir it should be after having food only correct?
Doctor:yes, she can take it after food
User:She was also mentioning that food taste changed, as usual every face when they get fewer.
Doctor:yes, that is a common effect during colds
Doctor:you need not worry about that
Doctor:as the symptoms go away, she will be fine
Doctor:the more she travels, the more she would be prone to infections
Doctor:she should reduce her travel as much as possible in the last trimester
Doctor:wearing a face mask, and reducing exposure to cold winds should be done
User:She is going to do only one Journey from native to Bangalore on 15th , otherwise just hospital and scanning visits thats all.
User:Sir also the baby has bilateral polydactyl in both the hands. When is the correct time to remove these extra last fingers on both the hands.
Doctor:you mean the ultrasound has detected it ?
Doctor:has it detected any other changes, or it is the only abnormal findings ?
User:Yes sir 5 Month anamoly scan has detected it. So they suggested next scan on 10th March, but we are going on 16th march.
User:It is the only abnormality as of last scanning
Doctor:if they are the only findings, then the surgery can be done after few months after delivery,
Doctor:but the timing of surgery, exactly can be finalised after examining the baby at the time of birth
User:Ok Sir Thanks
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