x
171 Physicians Online

Question:

Sore throat and preagnant

Dear Ask The Doctor:
I am 33 weeks pregnant and have the worst sore throat. My nose is runny and i started getting a cough what can i take or what should i do?


Answer:

Sore throat during pregnancy might be treated like if you were not expecting a baby. Usually they are caused by a virus and it will resolve on its own in a few days, however if you notice fever, intense pain and pus or white spots, a possibility of bacterial infection possibly due to Strep might need to be ruled out by your health care provider.
I would suggest you to rest your voice, increase your fluid intake, gargle with salt water to soothe your throat and clear your mucus. If you develop fever, Acetaminophen could be taken without any problems and will also decrease your sore.



Sign In to join in the conversation.

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA

Related Answers:

Sunday I started getting a sore on the inside/top of my bottom lip. ive never had a cold sore so I thought it might b...

Have this sever pain in my left ear and throat and i cant sleep at all this sharpe pains in my ear are keeping me awake

Yesterday after I ate fish I felt like I had a fish bone in my throat. I swallowed a big piece of a banana, I swallow...

My 20 year old daughter moved to New York City from southern California last year to study musical theater. She got s...

About 5 weeks ago I started to get uncomfortable swelling on the back of the nose, close to throat. No real pain, but...

Hi two days ago I suddenly got a terrible sore throat and it been hurting since. this morning my throat was very swol...

Hi, I often get blood in my throat out of no where. When i wake up I can taste the blood There is this little pa...

Hi, I am having an uneasiness in my throat since couple of weeks. I don't have any other symptoms like fever, running...

I play lacrosse and i am a goalie. A shot deflected off my throat guard and hit me in the throat. It hurts to swallow...

I HAVE REAL SORE THROAT AND WHITE PUS ALL OVER MY LEFT TONSIL AREA AND MY LEFT TONSIL IS SWOLLEN. I WAS TESTED FOR ST...