I need help! I am hoping to kick this cold or flu before I deliver. I am at 41 +1 today, so I can't have much longer. I am really concerned about going into the hospital sick and trying to deliver when I can barely breathe. DH and DD are getting over the same thing. DH is on antibiotics for a related ear infection, and on steroids.
The symptoms (neck ache, ear ache/pressure, nasal congestion) started on Sunday. My OB checked me Monday and I had no signs that merited antibiotics. Well, now my nasal mucus is an icky color. I've got a bad cough, worse sore throat.
I never have developed a fever, but I rarely get fevers.
Currently, I'm am staying hydrated. Usually take some tylenol for the morning aches. The throat lozenges don't seem to help. I've been using the Neti-Pot 1 or two times a day, but I think I'm going to increase that. I've used a vaporizer for the last two night - it seems to help a little, but not much.
Any ideas? I'm going to call my OB first, and the my primary care physician. There are two doctors at my PCP office that I really don't want to go to, so I hesitate to go there.
Bridget. Momma to DD (4), expecting DS - 9/09, wife to SAHD. Gardener, coffee addict, urban dweller.