Is it okay if I get the flu? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 05-18-2005, 10:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
Mama2Tristan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Woodridge, IL
Posts: 223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DS has had a flu like virus since Sunday with temps around 101.8 degrees...and still sick. I am so worried about him. But, if I get it, do you know if it will affect the pregnancy? I am feeling out of it now. I am not taking anything for it either...
Mama2Tristan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 5 Old 05-18-2005, 08:55 PM
 
ozzyemm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was wondering the same thing. I am really congested right now with hacking coughs. (nice, eh?) But I figured, women are pregnant for nearly a year; it seems like most illnesses wouldn't be a problem. Just make sure you don't get feverish for a long time. I think 104 for longer than a couple days, isn't good. Tylenol is the only OTC med. okay for pregnancy (without Dr.'s permission).
ozzyemm is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 05-18-2005, 10:51 PM
 
saramel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
According to one of my pregnancy books (Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn) an oral temparature over 100.4 for three or more days may harm your baby, especially in early pregnancy. It suggests drinking plenty of fluids and taking a lukewarm bath or shower to lower your temperature.
saramel is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 05-19-2005, 12:09 AM
 
ozzyemm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If Emily said it, it must be right . I probably heard my friend wrong. 104 DOES seem a bit high
ozzyemm is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 05-19-2005, 01:05 AM
 
gabry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Dutchgirl in Antwerp
Posts: 1,234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just wanted to add, ibuprofen and aleve are okay too, except in the last trimester. And if you're really congested, you could use an otc nosespray (just for a few days tho). And I agree you don't want to run a high fever for very long, but otherwise most viral illnesses are pretty harmless, just annoying. (of course, if in doubt, talk to your ob/mw)
Hope your boy feels better soon!

mama to my August boys ('03 & '06)
gabry is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off