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Pregnant, having sour throat and cold. What should be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Aug-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I need some assitance
User:my wife is having sour throat and cold
User:she is 7 months pregnant
User:can you help me with any medication or things to do
Doctor:Since when is she suffering with these symptoms?
User:from day before yesterday night
Doctor:Is she running fever?
User:she is not able to eat, she is much on liquid now, warm stuff,
User:she had a low fever yesterday very less temperature now, she doesnt
Doctor:Does she have any other medical illness?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The symptoms suggest upper respiratory tract infection
Doctor:Since your wife is above 7 months, most medication can be given without hesitation unlike women under 3 months of pregnancy.
Doctor:However as her fever is low grade, the symptom would resolve without medication too.
Doctor:Let me list some measures which will treat the symptoms
Doctor:1. Encourage her to gargle with warm water.
Doctor:A pinch of salt or betadine gargle solution can be added.
Doctor:2. Try steam inhalation. You can add vicks/ karvol plus capsules to in for added benefits.
Doctor:3. Tab. Dolo 650 mg three times a day can be used.
Doctor:4. Encourage her to drink plenty of fluids.
Doctor:6. If her nose is congested, she can use saline nasal drops like nasovion drops to clear the congestion.
Doctor:These measures are often sufficient to take care of her symptoms.
User:ok , thanks a lot
Doctor:Watch the symptoms and if fever worsens, contach your gynecologist.
Doctor:She can add antibiotic therapy.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
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User:thanks for the information
User:i dont have any more questions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
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