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Suggest treatment for cold during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:I am preg with 4 months having cold due ti which ia am facing difficulty in breathinh plz help
User:hello doctor are u there
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:I am here
Doctor:First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy
Doctor:I am sorry about the cold
Doctor:Did you do steam inhalation?
User:whats that
Doctor:taking steam inhalation
User:ya but relief for sometime & than again same situation
Doctor:means using a steamer or container to boil water to get steam
Doctor:and inhaling it
User:ya but relief for sometime & than again same situation
Doctor:you need to do it three times a day
User:i am wrkng so its not possible, do 2 times
User:like my chest is completely blocked cough due to cold
Doctor:all right
Doctor:do once at night before going to sleep as well
Doctor:Are you getting phlegm as well?
User:phlegm means
Doctor:Do you have fever?
Doctor:It is not infective then
Doctor:SO you should not take any treatment or medicines for it now
Doctor:continue to do steam inhalation and do deep breathing exercises
User:my gynae had earlier suggested me in 2nd month for allegra 120mg shall i take that now also
Doctor:not required unless your symptoms are severe
User:but its very difficult for me to sleep, wrk & walk also as due to which i feel very tired
Doctor:I suggest my pregnant patients Tablet Allercet 10mg at night for 2 to 3 days
Doctor:it is better than allergra in pregnancy
User:how much time difference should be there in iron tablet & allercet
Doctor:minimum of 2 hrs
User:is there any medicine which i should use in Steam
Doctor:you can use Karvol plus nasocaps in the boiling water and inhale the steam
User:any side effect on my baby
Doctor:not at all
User:ok thanks doctor
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:take care
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