How To Deal With ARI At 15 Weeks Of Pregnancy?

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Hi. R nI am pregnant UK 15w6d r nBecause of the post homecoming I feel the flu and it is not badN .. r nThe mucus flows like water and when it comes out it is almost yellow, my throat is itchy too, so I cough, but the phlegm is too thick so it’s hard to get out and I always get nauseous when I cough .. what kind of cold medicine can I take when I’m pregnant like this ?? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Nora,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

When pregnant, drug consumption should not be done carelessly before you undergo an examination to the doctor directly. This is because, little or much of the components of the drug you consume can affect the condition of the fetus in your womb. This includes drugs to treat colds, coughs, and various complaints that you are currently experiencing.


If you look at the complaints you convey, chances are you have an acute respiratory infection (ARI). This infection can occur confined to the upper respiratory tract, namely the nose, sinuses, throat, or it can occur in the lower respiratory tract. Not infrequently, people with ARI will also experience fever, muscle and joint pain, dizziness, headaches, and various other complaints.


Apart from ARI, it could also be that your current complaints are exacerbated by allergies, infections in other organ systems, fatigue, stress, and so on. Given the many possibilities that can trigger your complaint, as we mentioned above, you should first check with your doctor so that you can identify what kind of treatment is most appropriate to overcome it. If it is true that you are suspected of having an infection, the doctor will usually give you medicine (including antibiotics if it is suspected that the infection is caused by bacteria), of course, taking into account the safety of the fetus in your womb.


In the meantime, you can get plenty of rest first and consume warm water. Also increase your vitamin C intake, including by consuming more fruit, such as guava, lemon, sprouts, longan, strawberries, and so on. Avoid contact with substances that are prone to trigger allergy symptoms, for example dust, cold, smoke, and so on. If necessary, use a nose mask when you are going to do activities in a dirty room.


Hope this helps ...

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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