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Why has voice changed? Is it strep? Why fever and heavy chest?

Hi I am currently 23 and nine monthes pregnant I have lost my voice completely it feels like there is a candle shoved down my throught and like I have an over weight person sitting on my chest and I sound like dearth vader trying to breath my ears hurt as well my son had strep throught a few weeks ago but did not have trouble breathing .. Any idea what I may have ? I have also had a fever that keeps comeing and going
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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You should immediately seek your obstetrician's advice and visit a specialist for a checkup as your symptoms are suggestive of laryngitis, and pneumonitis as well as some fluid collection in middle ear due to the infection. Since pregnancy leads to decreased immunity, extra care is needed. Meanwhile, try to gargle with warm saline water, drink luke warm water and take steam inhalations. You may take paracetamol for fever. Take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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