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Pregnant. Had stomach upset, cold, running nose, throat irritating, feverish and body ache. Advise?

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I am pregnant, now its 4th month running. Day before yesterday i had stomach upset and with stomach ache. After i had tea and tender coconut, it was cured. But yesterday i had cold - running nose, throat irritating. From today i morning, i feel very cold and feeling feverish and body ache. Can i have any medicine now or not to be taken anything. Pls advise.
Posted Sat, 29 Jun 2013 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Prasad 2 hours later

Thanks for this query.

The safety concerns of medical drugs vary depending on the drug used and the period of gestation. At four months pregnancy when all XXXXXXX organs of your baby have developed, many drugs are not that toxic. Therefore you can safely take some medications such as paracetamol (tab. calpol) three times a day for fever and body ache now.

Other measures that I suggest are:
1. Steam inhalation with menthol / Karvol plus capsule thrice a day.
2. Salt water gargles three times a day. If salt water induces nausea/vomiting, you could try gargling with dispersible aspirin (tab.disprin) mixed with water.
3. Drink plenty of fluids and take healthy vegetables and fruits.
4. Keep yourself warm
5. Avoid cold and refrigerated food; prefer freshly cooked food.

Lastly watch the progress of symptoms. Worsening symptom, rise in the body temperature with shivering and difficulty to eat are symptoms that need to be treated with specific antibiotics. You are requested to XXXXXXX your doctor if that happens.

Hope this is clear to you. I will be glad to clarify if you have any doubts.

Wish you a speedy recovery and safe pregnancy!!!
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Follow-up: Pregnant. Had stomach upset, cold, running nose, throat irritating, feverish and body ache. Advise? 2 hours later
Thanks for your advise doctor. One more thing. Now i have that stomach upset pain now and then. What food should i take and wat to avoid. How to get rid from that pain. (The pain is on the above the abdomen, its like something is pulling inside the stomach.)
Answered by Dr. Prasad 1 hour later
The pain is most likely due to gut infection. Commonly we find multiple site infection especially with viral causes. It settles down with time as the body is able to recover from minor viral infections.

Prefer to eat a soft and bland diet. Avoid high spices. You may add antacids like Syp Mucaine gel 2 tsp three times a day before food to take care of gastritis.

Consult a doctor nearby if the symptoms are severe and troubling.

Good luck!!!
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