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Pregnant. Suffering from cough with phlegm and feeling feverish. Help?

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My wife is 10 weeks pregnant now. From past one day she is suffering from cough.
some times she is getting phlegm but most of the times it like a dry cough.
she is feeling feverish too.
Please help us out with best way to get rid of this problem.
Posted Sat, 24 Aug 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Sujeet N Charugulla 25 hours later

Thanks for your query.

By the history of your wife, I think she would need the following advice here :
1. OTC Iodine mouth gargle solution. Dilute 5 ml in half a glass of lukewarm water and gargle 3 to 4 times daily.
2. OTC Paracetamol 500mg tablet about 2 times daily.
3. OTC Karvol steam inhalation 4 times daily.
4. Observe phlegm. If copious and continuous after continuing above for 3 to 4 days then she might need prescription antibiotics from a doctor.
5. Hot milk with black pepper and turmeric does a lot good.

After fever comes down with above mentioned Paracetamol tablet in an hour, she can take normal diet.

If symptoms worsen, report to your doctor.

I should think she should do better with above. Let me know if you have further concerns.

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