Does The Flu During Pregnancy Indicate Toxoplasmosis?
Hello, I am currently pregnant, and my pregnancy age is 34mgg. 2 days ago I caught a cold. And in my house there are some cats. Does the flu alone can be an indication that I have Toxoplasma? What are the symptoms caused by Toxoplasma? Thank you
Hello Yona, thank you for asking with HealthReplies.com.
Toxoplasmosis is an infection in humans caused by the protozoan parasite (single-celled organism) Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). These parasites are often found in cat droppings or undercooked meat. Symptoms that are felt are usually mild and similar to symptoms, namely fever, muscle aches, fatigue, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.
This parasitic infection in healthy people is generally not dangerous, because the immune system can control this parasitic infection. However, a person with a low immune system or a pregnant woman can be a serious health disorder.
Keep in mind the flu can be caused by various things, and not necessarily you suffer from toxoplasma. Generally the flu is easily transmitted in people with conditions of pregnancy, toddlers or the elderly, and low immunity. It is best to consult with a doctor to determine the cause of the condition you are experiencing. The doctor will later conduct interviews, physical examinations, and supporting examinations if needed.
Some things you can do at home: get enough rest, multiply the consumption of water, avoid stress, maintain cleanliness of the body and the environment, avoid being close to flu sufferers, and drink warm water.
Thank you, hope that helps.