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nose and throat *~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
3rd Dec '12

Ok I know a stuffy nose is rather normal in pregnancy... but what about sore, swollen feeling throat? It feels like my tonsil area is swollen and being poked with a knife every time I swallow. It gets worse at night. I ask my doctor if I could take Tylenol sinus and she said the only Tylenol I can take is the normal Tylenol... but I can take dayquil, which does NOTHING for me. If anything makes the congestion worse. and she said I can use non-alcohol robutussin that's the nondrowsy formula... so the sore throat, is that normal in pregnancy? I didn't have any of the sinus stuff with my son... but this baby has had me sick practically since I got pregnant.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
3rd Dec '12

As long as it isn't an Infextion like strep then u should be fine. If u get a fever go to the dr right away.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" As long as it isn't an Infextion like strep then u should be fine. If u get a fever go to the dr right away."</blockquote>



Ok that's what I was thinkin. Ty.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
3rd Dec '12

What is okay to take for a sore throat?

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
3rd Dec '12

I went into the ER for these symptoms I woke up crying like a child at 11pm at night, it ended up being a really bad virus. I took tylenol ate ice cream, and sucked on pepper mints. It took 3 weeks to go away. I'm dealing with sinus congestion and a cough. I swear I have a sinus infection. pepper mints btw are awesome. For some reason L&D told me not to use cough drops. :/

Jennifer Bolen Due April 16 (boy); Oregon 189 posts
3rd Dec '12

I've been having the same thing happen I've even spit up a little blood from the dry throat:( I looked for more natural remedies and I purchased some saline for my nose and the numbing throat spray so far its been working great. Mine is extremely dry so I use both every time I get up to go to the bathroom at night. Hope this helps:)

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I went into the ER for these symptoms I woke up crying like a child at 11pm at night, it ended up being ... [snip!] ... I swear I have a sinus infection. pepper mints btw are awesome. For some reason L&D told me not to use cough drops. :/"</blockquote>



Some cough drops have the same alcohol that cough syrup has, so they don't recommend pregnant women use them. But I will try what Jennifer suggests. And yes pepper mints are awesome.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Angeleyes1372:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I went into the ER for these symptoms I woke ... [snip!] ... has, so they don't recommend pregnant women use them. But I will try what Jennifer suggests. And yes pepper mints are awesome."


I usually used peppermints even when I wasn't pregnant. :D they taste better. but I didn't know that thanks.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I usually used peppermints even when I wasn't pregnant. :D they taste better. but I didn't know that thanks."</blockquote>




That they do!!! I love the cinnamon mints. Mmm yum!

RachelAdams28 Due March 24 (boy); New York, 50 posts
3rd Dec '12

Feel better!

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting RachelAdams28:</b>" Feel better!"</blockquote>



Thanks

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
3rd Dec '12
Quoting Angeleyes1372:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" I usually used peppermints even when I wasn't ... [snip!] ... :D they taste better. but I didn't know that thanks."</blockquote> That they do!!! I love the cinnamon mints. Mmm yum!"


mmmm never thought of those! :3

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10582 posts
3rd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea.J:</b>" mmmm never thought of those! :3"</blockquote>




They are wonderful and work wonders for nausea, too. :-)