Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Link to the same post in the new blog: Swine Flu on Pregnant Woman

Swine Flu on Pregnant Woman

Are you worried about the swine flu, especially if you are pregnant? As we know that swine flu epidemic has became world concern, now day. For many people who have flu infected, event swine flu, the illness may be mild. But for some women, swine flu will progress rapidly, and symptoms will be severe. Especially for pregnant women, even the regular flu is harder on pregnant women then normal people. So, what happens if I get the swine flu? and will it hurt my baby? Here are some explaining to answer that questions.

As we know about the symptoms of swine flu include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting. Among of that symptoms, high fever may be especially dangerous to the fetus.

If swine flu occurs, here are the recommendations, acetaminophen (Tylenol) appears to be the best way to treat fever during pregnancy. But it is better to talk to your doctor first, just to make sure it’s okay for you.

Keep your body as cool as possible. Ask your husband or anybody to give you a cold compresses. Stay away from dehydration, try to drink plenty of fluids.

Do not stop to take your prenatal vitamins. A multi vitamin high in folic acid (particularly 1000 mcg of folic acid) is very good to be consumed by pregnant woman. It will decreased their baby’s risk of birth defects, even if they ran a fever while pregnant.

If your symptoms are severe, talk with your provider about the benefits and risks of taking an antiviral drug, such as Tami flu and relenza. Although there have not been any cases of birth defects or other serious health concerns linked to the use of these drugs in pregnant women who have used them, but consultation with the expert is always better.

So it is good to be worried about the swine flu during Pregnancy because is not the time to “sweat out ” a fever, one of many swine flu symptoms. Flu are viruses, not bacterium. The best thing to do is wash your hands with normal soap and warm water and then dry them off well.



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