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As I have an upper respiratory infection and 26 weeks pregnant will it pass to the fetus ? I have cough also ?

if you are pregnant and have an upper respitory infection (in the lungs) can it get passed to the fetus and/or hurt the fetus in any way. I am constantly coughing and making flem and am 26 weeks pregnant. I also smoke. Tomorrow I fly out to fl to visit family for a week. should i go to the er
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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Hi Kami,

Please, do stop smoking first, as this can have detrimental effects on the growing fetus. The common respiratory tract infection will not transfer to the fetus. You need to consult your ENT specialist to examine for any focus of infection. Till then, drink plenty of warm water to bring out the mucus.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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