Treatment of tonsillitis during pregnancy

Pregnancy and streptococcus

Angina in pregnancy is unfortunately very common, although there is no direct connection between pregnancy and streptococcal infection. Of course, a sore throat may not automatically mean angina, but if it is associated with a fever, you should definitely visit your doctor.

The doctor should swab your throat and tell you within two to three days whether it is a streptococcal infection or not.

Until the results are known, we recommend avoiding physical exertion, drinking a lot, eating natural vitamins and applying STREPTOkill. But have its use approved by your doctor, because Streptokill also contains some ingredients that are not recommended to be used during pregnancy or with caution. These are, for example, alcohol and extracts from sage, clove and thyme, although it should be added that these components are present in such small amounts in Streptokill that the use of Streptokill should not be a problem. When you consult with your gynecologist, take Streptokill to show him, because the label will tell you the amount of alcohol, sage and other active substances in Streptokill. If you didn't have the bottle with you, you can find the label here.

If the test result does not show bacteria, then it is likely that the reason for the sore throat is a viral infection. Otherwise, your doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics. There are several types of antibiotics that are prescribed during pregnancy, so you don't have to worry that antibiotics should harm you or the baby any more than if you weren't pregnant. If you decide to take antibiotics, be sure to take them for the entire time and at the intervals determined by your doctor. In any case, you should also remain without physical exertion until you are completely healed, so that the body has maximum energy to cope with the infection.

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Group A versus group B Streptococcus

Sometimes when expectant mothers learn that their strep throat is caused by strep, they may search the Internet for information about Group B Streptococcus, which can be dangerous to the fetus. But this is a completely different bacteria than group A streptococcus, which causes angina. Group B streptococcus can occur in the uterus and vagina, from where it can be transmitted to the newborn during childbirth. If doctors detect the presence of Streptococcus B in the birth canal, it is not related to angina in any way, even Group B Streptococcus is treated with antibiotics, but only just before delivery, in order to protect the fetus during delivery.

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Prevention during pregnancy

We recommend drinking a lot of water and other fluids so that the body is always sufficiently hydrated, which reduces the risk of infections during pregnancy. Also try to avoid places with an increased risk of infection, such as public transport and other places with a high concentration of people in closed spaces. One of the most important things is to regularly wash your hands, especially when you come from outside.

Last but not least, we recommend a stress-free pregnancy. For example, if you go to a stressful job, then go there with the understanding that you will not let yourself get upset in any way, because now the first priority is a comfortable pregnancy, not work. If you can't do this or if it's simply not possible, consider taking early maternity leave.

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