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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for cold and cough during pregnancy

Good afternoon Madam, my wife is 3 months pregnant. She is suffering from cold & cough with sputum. She is taking vicks steam & home remedies. Doctor has suggested Tab Cetzine however after reviewing on Google it seems that it is not a very good option during pregnancy please advise something which would not affect the baby.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014
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I understand your concern.
Yes, your information about cetrizine is not wrong.
But first thing your wife is 3 months pregnant. Harm ful medicine is to be avoided in first 3 months of pregnancy-as this is the time when basic develoment is going on,
- If your wife does not get relief with home remedies within 5 days/ she has fever, yellow sputum or nasal discharge- she needs treatment. A short course of anti allergic drugs can be given safely & will be preferred over the risk of getting , cough,fever or complication like pneumonia
- So please don't worry, consult your doctor & get her treatment as per his advice,Timly treatment needs lesser drug & lesser chance of side effect..
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