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Iam 7 weeks pregnant and have a horrible cough with my cold.

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Iam 7 weeks pregnant and have a horrible cough with my cold. Will that harm my unborn child?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoctorS replied 9 years ago.


Upper respiratory infections are common and do not cause problems with your fetus. If the cough is severe or if you are having other symptoms like fevers, nausea, vomiting, trouble breathing - you should see your doctor because this may be more than a cold. Meanwhile, please use caution when using over the counter cold remedies and please speak to your doctor before starting anything because some of these medications, rather than your cold, could harm the fetus.

I hope this is helpful and please let me know if you have more questions.