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Forum Name: Obstetrics
Question: 33 weeks Pregnant with flu??
|CMT1990 - Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:49 pm||
I just got back from a weekend vacation and coming home I felt ill very nauseous with the cold sweats. Then this morning I woke up and again very nauseous, cold sweats but also with a dry cough runny nose and a low grade fever. My OB is out for the holiday weekend and won't be in till Wednesday and I've been debating on heading to my local ER. Could this be just a case of the flu, and just needs to run it's course.
33 weeks from ohio
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:33 pm||
It is possible you have either the seasonal flu or the H1N1 flu, or even just some other virus. In most cases the flu will run its course without complications and you can get help with symptoms if you use pain/fever reducers (acetaminophen), cough medicines, get plenty of fluids, rest and isolation (as much as possible). If flu is confirmed, there are antiviral medications that can help if you get them soon enough to do some good (within 48 hours of the onset of illness). Fever along with cold symptoms is an important symptom since other viral upper respiratory infections do not usually come with fever.
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