White Tongue And Around The Cheeks Swell During Pregnancy?
Hello, I am currently 32 weeks pregnant. Lately I have a cough accompanied by chills, fever, a very white tongue, and swelling of the cheeks like goitre. What medicine should I drink, to relieve my pain … I’m worried also with pregnancy and the condition of my fetus … does it affect the health of the fetus?
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Previously you need more complete information regarding your complaint to find out the possible causes and types of disease you are experiencing. How long have you had a cough and fever? What is your body temperature when you have a fever? Are colds accompanied? Which part of the cheek feels swollen? Is the swelling in the cheek accompanied by pain when pressed or when swallowing? Are there other complaints such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, joint pain, skin rashes?
Generally a cough accompanied by a fever is caused by a viral infection. This infection will usually cause fever to appear suddenly and suddenly high and lasts for more or less for 3 days. The condition can heal on its own with an increase in the immune system without drug administration. However, bacterial infections can also be a cause and must be treated according to clinical findings obtained.
While the swelling in the cheek must be confirmed again the symptoms felt. Swelling accompanied by pain can be a sign of viral or bacterial infection. Location also determines the type of disease. But if the swelling is not accompanied by other signs of inflammation, then you don't need to worry. Pregnant women generally experience increased body fluids, so that their body mass increases. As a result, some parts of the body will appear to be enlarged such as the face, arms, thighs to the legs.
While the white tongue can be a sign of a disease and normal conditions. Did you clean your tongue beforehand? Tongues that are rarely cleaned can trigger the emergence of white plaque on the surface of the tongue due to piles of leftovers. Of course this must be cleaned. In addition, the condition of pregnancy triggers an increase in hormones that can affect all organs and body parts. The mouth area is no exception. Gums will easily bleed, gums are also easily swollen, dirty tongue can be a problem due to hormonal influences during pregnancy.
Mumps or parotitis is generally caused by a virus and does not require treatment management. As the body's immune system increases, the symptoms will subside and disappear on their own.
Therefore, you don't need to worry in advance about your condition. If the probable cause of your complaint is due to a normal viral infection, this will probably not affect your fetus in the womb. However, of course an evaluation must be done regarding the exact cause to avoid other possible harm.
Ideally conducting a physical examination directly with the nearest doctor or obstetrician is highly recommended to look for possible causes. Home treatment can be done by increasing the consumption of fluids to help relieve coughing and fever, adequate rest, consuming nutritious food, consumption of vitamins for pregnant women and consumption of fever and pain relievers such as Paracetamol which is safe for pregnant women.
If the symptoms get more and more annoying and worse, immediately check your condition to the nearest doctor to get the right treatment.
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