Sore Throat (cont.)

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What can I do if I have a sore throat and am pregnant?

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If you are pregnant and your sore throat symptoms are severe, talk to your doctor. Home remedies such as over-the-counter lozenges or saltwater gargles are generally safe. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used for pain or fever. If symptoms last for more than three days, or are associated with a fever, you should see your doctor to be tested for strep throat.

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Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

REFERENCE: CDC.gov. Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/16/2014

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