How to treat Throat Heat safely while pregnant



Whatever is experienced the moment contains, including hot throat while pregnant, hopefully not affecting the fetus. Therefore, it is important to know the proper handling and does not harm the fetus.

Changes in the condition of the body, including the weakening of the immune system, causing pregnant women more at risk from catching the flu-like an ache or sore throat, including its complications, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or a sinus infection.


Hot throat while pregnant can usually be caused by a variety of things such as asthma, allergies, chemicals, pollution or disease of the stomach acid. However, according to an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, sore throat while pregnant can be caused by viral or bacterial infection.

The virus is a major cause of throat pain. Viral infections in the throat hot are usually caused by a virus that is similar to the flu and colds. On the other hand, sore throat due to bacterial infection is generally caused by streptococcal bacterial infection in the tonsils and throat that led to inflammation, irritation, as well as a severe sore throat and instantly. In addition, this condition can also be caused by allergies. Certain types of bacteria can also cause serious illness than other types.

Hot throat while pregnant can be accompanied by a variety of other symptoms such as:

  • headache.
  • Red and swollen Tonsils.
  • Throat pain.
  • pain when swallowing.
  • There are white spots on tonsils or throat.
  • inflammation in the throat.
  • Neck swelled due to the enlargement of the lymph nodes.
  • limp and exhausted.
  • fever.
  • Lost appetite.
  • abdominal pain.
  • nausea.
  • cough.
  • shortness of breath.

However, people who experience sore throat do not always experience the whole of the above symptoms.

Handle without adding the risk
Pregnant women need to be extra cautious when consuming drugs to handle hot throat while pregnant or other health disorders. Here are a few things you should beware.

  • as much as possible avoid consumption of all drugs in the first 3 months of pregnancy. After 3 months, taking the medications focus handles a condition better than drugs that claim to be able to handle various diseases at once. In addition, avoid consumption of codeine, antibiotics, aspirin, naproxen Bactrim.
  • avoid consumption of medicinal herbs, especially during pregnancy, because some of its kind thus can be harmful to the fetus.
  • Antibiotics cannot be consumed to treat colds, because this condition is caused by infection of the virus, not bacteria.
  • Consumption of cough medicine while pregnant are advised to consult a doctor first.
  • Ibuprofen recommended not consumed mainly during the last trimester gestational age. You also need to consult it if it will be taking ibuprofen on the first and second trimester of pregnancy.
  • If heat bothers you throat while pregnant, some of this may be a reference you in to treat it.
  • Although still require further proof, paracetamol can also be consumed to ease the pain.
  • hot Throat while pregnant due to a sore throat due to streptococcal bacteria are generally handled by administering antibiotics and enough rest.
  • hot Throat can also appease naturally with a mixture of lemon and honey together in warm water, or rinse with salt water.
  • Remember also to always consult a doctor if you experience health problems while pregnant and plan on doing any treatment.

Do antibiotics endanger the baby? Based on the category of drug safety in pregnant women, penicillin, cephalexin, amoxicillin and proven to not harm the fetus, because these drugs cannot penetrate the placenta and not interfere with fertility.  However, pregnant women should only consume antibiotics only if really needed and remain in compliance with the dosage given doctor. Pregnant women who consume too many antibiotics can harm themselves and fetus. On the contrary, the lack of a dose of antibiotics can cause the infection coming back.

To prevent a hot throat while pregnant, avoid sharing utensils such as cups and cutlery with others, especially those that are sick. The flu vaccine can reduce the risk of flu on pregnant mother and her baby up to half a year after birth. Rest enough, consistently consuming healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, keeping the body hydrated by consuming enough fluids, wash your hands regularly, exercise regularly, avoid any contact with friends or relatives who are sick, as well as manage the stress is very important to maintain good health.

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