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Pregnant with cough. Safe to take medication? Concerned about the health of the baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Hi
User:Mam ,i am 7 week pregnant,how do i now if my baby is alright...though i had gone for the USG on saturday and it was fine,but still
Doctor:If you can see the baby's heart beating on USG, it is confirmatory.
Doctor:Why do you think you need to check on baby's well-being?
User:normally
User:i am also having a cough,what med should i take
Doctor:Till 5- 6 months Usg is the way to confirm
Doctor:Pregnant women should avoid all medicines in pregnancies,unless urgently needed.
Doctor:Still I need to know more about the cough to be able to better help you.
User:its a normal cough,with mucus and very bad
Doctor:Is it very forceful?
User:yes
User:but not that much ,but yes
Doctor:Do you have fever with it?
User:no,nothing only cough
Doctor:Actually forceful cough should be taken care of.
Doctor:Do you have a history of asthma?
User:no
Doctor:Do you get any allergies?
User:no
Doctor:When did the cough start?
User:just 3-4 days back
Doctor:Are you taking medicines for nausea or vomiting?
User:i have drink some sore drinks
User:no
User:only ginger
Doctor:Actually there is a medicine for vomiting that can take be tried for cough-it is usually prescribed in pregnancy.
Doctor:It contains an anti-allergic along with a vitamin.
User:okie
Doctor:It is considered safe during pregnancy.
User:okie
Doctor:But you will need a prescription of it from a physician, preferably your gynecologist.
Doctor:It is a combination of doxylamine and pyridoxine.
User:okie,then i will speak her
Doctor:Yes
User:she said dont take any med,try only home remedy
User:okie thanks doctor
Doctor:Yes that is the best course, but forceful cough is not good for baby.
User:okie
Doctor:Try to relax during cough episodes
User:ok ,
Doctor:Divert your attention to something else during such episodes.
User:ok thanks
Doctor:do not worry, women can get the usual coughs and colds during pregnancy.
User:ya
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:no,doctor,thanks
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Take your multivitamins daily.
Doctor:Take adequate rest.
User:yes
User:thanks
Doctor:EAat frequently.
User:yes
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User:ok thanks
Doctor:Bye for now
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