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I am so sick and I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I keep hearing

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I am so sick...

I am so sick and I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I keep hearing different things and I'm scared. Ive been taking acemetaphine and I just took a does of virtussin ac because my cough is so bad and I haven't slept. I'm worried I'm going to hurt the baby and I'm worried I won't get well.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

4 days. Yes stuffy runny nose and chills

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: OB GYN
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr Anil Kumar, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr Anil Kumar, Doctor replied 7 months ago

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, firstly acetaminophen is safe to use during pregnancy.

Secondly, Veritussin AC syrup contains Guaifenesin is an expectorant and Codeine is a narcotic cough suppressant.

There is no scientific proof that taking codeine during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy causes birth defects.

So you shouldn't worry about any harm to your baby.

You should do nasal saline spray and steam inhalation.

Also, hydrate yourself with warm liquids, green tea, Gatorade.

You should use a humidifier in your room.

Elevate your head while sleeping.

You can safely take OTC Robitussin DM for a cough and congestion.

Vitamin C lozenges can be helpful.

If your symptoms will persist then see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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