strep throat and pregnancy

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Pretty Pistol, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Pretty Pistol

    Pretty Pistol Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure I have strep throat. My father, younger sister and husband have contracted it within the last two weeks and I've woken up feeling sick the last 2 days. Will it be safe for me to take antibiotics so early in pregnancy.. Should I schedule too see a doctor tomorrow or will it go away on its own..will strep throat hurt my developing baby?
     
  2. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

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    I've got tonsilitis at the moment which is maybe similar, and the doctor gave me penicillin. She promised me it was safe but that it only had a one in five chance of working, depending on whether it was viral or bacterial. She also said that an anaesthetic throat spray which I got from Boots was safe - it's brilliant and completely numbs my throat.

    Just make sure you rest a lot and drink plenty. Hope you feel better soon.

    xx
     

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