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What causes nasal and chest congestion, headache, watery eyes and fever during pregnancy?

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: I am having severe cold symptoms. Nasal abd chest congestion, headaches, watert eyes and kow geade fever the last tgree days averaging about 99.4. When i visitited the doctor my oral temperature at hone was 98.7, one hour later my temoersture was 100.3 at the drs office other than that my oral temperature has stayed in the 99 range. My body and my face does feel much more warner... Should i stick with tympanic temperature? Im so concerned because i am currently eleven weeks pregnant
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fever in pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

A reading of 100.4ºF (38ºC) or more via a rectal, ear or temporal artery thermometer is considered as fever. The safest drug during pregnancy to counter fever is paracetamol or acetaminophen. Both of these are available OTC. You can take 500 mg tablet up to 4 times a day. Most likely the fever would subside as its low grade. If the fever persists or worsens then you should consult your doctor to examine you for any focus of infection and advise safer antibiotics if needed. Temporal or tympanic thermometer readings can be trusted.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil

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What causes nasal and chest congestion, headache, watery eyes and fever during pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Fever in pregnancy Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern A reading of 100.4ºF (38ºC) or more via a rectal, ear or temporal artery thermometer is considered as fever. The safest drug during pregnancy to counter fever is paracetamol or acetaminophen. Both of these are available OTC. You can take 500 mg tablet up to 4 times a day. Most likely the fever would subside as its low grade. If the fever persists or worsens then you should consult your doctor to examine you for any focus of infection and advise safer antibiotics if needed. Temporal or tympanic thermometer readings can be trusted. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil