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Sore Throat (cont.)

Sore Throat and Pregnancy

Pregnant women who develop a sore throat can still receive treatment for the condition. Viral illnesses only require supportive treatment, and home remedies and self-care steps (described above) are generally safe in pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about the right choice for pain medication if it is required. Some antibiotics are safe for pregnant women; if you develop a bacterial infection, your doctor can prescribe antibiotics that have been proven to be safe for both mother and baby. It is very important not to abstain from treatment for a bacterial infection; since if untreated, the infection may cause serious complications.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2014

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