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Question by  fred73 (39)

What do I do about an ear infection in pregnancy?

Can I take medicine?


Answer by  Duncan (1124)

Any medicine you take while pregnant can affect your child. You should always consult with your doctor before starting or stopping any medication while pregnant.


Answer by  mamahosek (57)

The biggest risk is not treating the infection because infections untreated spread. Your doctor can prescribe you an antibiotic and for pain or discomfort you can take Tylenol just make sure you don't take Ibuprofen.


Answer by  sadiesmom (254)

You should see your doctor. There are some antibiotics that they can give you that are safe to take with pregnancy. Sometimes, an ear infection will go away on it's own. Other times treatment is needed. It is also safe to take Tylenol during pregnancy if you are having pain and/or fever.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

First and foremost, you should get the professional opinion of a doctor. Secondly, you should disclose any health information such as pregnancy. Not all ear infections will be treated with antibiotics and if you do need antibiotics, your doctor would prescribe to you a medication that should not be a problem during your pregnancy. When in doubt, call your ob/gyn.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

Your doctor will suggest that you take antibiotics - which there are risks involved when you are pregnant. However, the risks you take by not taking them are much greater because pregnancy can cause big complications with the smallest illness. An untreated ear infection can result in loss of hearing.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Some antibiotics are safer than others, but yes it's possible to take medication during pregnancy. That being said, you should certainly consult a physician before taking anything you are unsure about. How safe the drug is will depend on things like how much you take and for how long.

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