Colds affect as many pregnant women as non-pregnant, and are especially prevalent in the winter months. If other family members have cold-like symptoms, chances are likely that you may develop the same illness. For relief of symptoms, many over-the-counter remedies are available such as: Tylenol for fever, joint and muscle aches; Sudafed for runny nose and nasal congestion; Robitussin DM or regular cough syrup only for coughs. Always remember to keep up your fluid intake, especially if you have a fever. In the event of a high fever, or should your symptoms persist, please call us.
Remember, the best way to prevent a cold is to wash your hands frequently, keep germs out of your house, and regularly disinfect high traffic areas in your home.
As a participant in the UMass Pathways Program, which serves underserved and multicultural populations, Dr. Jaimee A. DeMone, MD recently spent five weeks in Costa Rica. She has recently undertaken research on pregnancy outcomes for patients who have undergone Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for cervical dysplasia. Schedule an appointment with Dr. DeMone today at Women’s Health of Central Massachusetts.