Throat Problems During Pregnancy

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Mums-to-be have a lot to cope with during pregnancy and having a sore throat can be an unwelcome addition to any maternity.

If you’re experiencing throat issues in the course of your pregnancy, talk to a doctor.

Our GPs can discuss your symptoms and offer tailored advice on effective treatments to relieve symptoms and ensure you have a healthy, happy pregnancy.

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Common Throat Issues In Pregnancy

Sore throats: While being pregnant won’t necessarily make you more vulnerable to developing a sore throat, it can make treating it a bit harder. Sore throats are caused by allergies, bacteria or viruses and can be painful and uncomfortable to deal with.

Depending on the cause, you may experience:
  • Throat pain
  • Swelling of the tonsils
  • Headaches
  • High temperature
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coughing
  • Nausea

Heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux: Pregnancy can cause a range of digestive issues for mums-to-be and it’s very common to experience indigestion or heartburn during the course of your maternity.

Elevated hormone levels cause the muscles of your digestive system to relax, while your growing baby may put pressure on your stomach.

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Treating Throat Problems During Pregnancy

While treating sore throats is fairly straightforward, pregnancy means that a range of common remedies can’t be used in case they harm mother or baby.

If you’re experiencing severe or long-lasting symptoms, then speak to a doctor today.

Our GPs can offer expert advice on how to tackle your throat problems in a safe and effective way that won't pose any risks to you or your baby.

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