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Throat infection and miserable at 21 weeks

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dribbleface Sat 28-May-11 16:42:53

Have a nasty throat infection.....what can i take? Been popping the odd paracetamol but not often, is it ok to take as normal?

Gargling with salt water, usually gargle with oraldene but it says see GP if pregnant, any other things i can try.

Just praying DS doesn't get it, never gets anything by halves and could do without that too.


LDNlady Sat 28-May-11 18:32:45

Aw bless you. I suffered terribly when I was 28 weeks with a chest and throat infection. I ended up at the doc and they asked if I was taking paracetamol. When I said just now and again she said that it's fine to take the maximum daily dose and then proceeded to give me a prescription for them too, but she did specify that I make sure I don't exceed the max dose. Unfortunately she had to prescribe antibiotics aswell but they were a broad spectrum one which weren't REALLY strong but they kicked the infection in the arse for sure it just took a bit longer. Hope you feel better soon.

Continuum Sat 28-May-11 19:37:30

My doc said it was fine to take the daily dose of paracetamol too. I'm 20 weeks and last week just finished a week of antibiotics for a bad sinus infection, hence the need also for paracetamol. A month before that it was antibiotics for a chest infection that wouldn't budge by itself. I am trying not to worry about having had two lots of antibiotics already!

PrincessScrumpy Sat 28-May-11 19:40:17

Honey and lemon with hot water has helped me. I'm just getting over a chest infection and UTI which I was given antibiotics for and I woke this morning to a sore throat. Great! (I'm 23w pg with ID twins)

Strepsils are also fine - I had the tesco ones which said "Take with caution if pg" whatever that means!

dribbleface Sun 29-May-11 08:20:57

Thank you ladies, gave up and went to bed yesterday. feel bit better today, been gargling (sp?) with salt water every couple of hours and throat is looking less angry today.

Will use paracetamol without worrying now.

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