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Tonsillitis during pregnancy is unfortunately very frequent, although there is no direct connection between pregnancy and streptococcus infection. A throat ache automatically does not mean tonsillitis, but if it is connected with a fever, you should certainly visit your doctor. 


Treatment in pregnancy

The doctor should perform a throat smear, which will show within two or three days, whether it is a streptococcus infection or not. 

Before the results are known, we recommend you to avoid any increased physical effort, drink a lot, eat natural vitamins and treat your symptoms without antibiotics, e.g. with Streptokill. However, you should consult the use of Streptokill with your doctor in pregnancy, as it contains extracts from some herbs, which are not recommended in pregnancy. These include especially sage, cloves and thyme, but Streptokill contains only very small amounts of these herbs, so there should really pose no problem.  

If the results of the smear test do not prove the presence of bacteria, then the probable cause of your throat ache is a viral infection. But if the infection is bacterial, your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics. There are several types of antibiotics, which are prescribed during pregnancy and you do not need to be afraid that antibiotics would harm you or your child more than if you were not pregnant. If you do decide to use antibiotics, you should use them for the entire time and regularly, as prescribed by your doctor. In any case, you should also avoid any physical activity until you are cured, so that your body has the maximum amount energy to fight off the infection. 

If expectant mothers learn that their tonsillitis was caused by streptococcus, they may browse the internet to find that there is a streptococcus called Streptococcus Group B, which may be harmful for the foetus. However, this is a very different bacterium than Streptococcus Group A, which causes only tonsillitis. Streptococcus B, on the other hand, can appear in the area of the uterus and vagina, from where it can spread to the new-born baby. If doctors find Streptococcus B in the birth ways, this has no relation to tonsillitis, even if Streptococcus B is also treated with antibiotics, but only immediately before giving birth, so that the foetus is protected during birth.

We recommend to drink plenty of water and other liquids, so that the body is always sufficiently hydrated, which reduces the risk of infections in pregnancy. You should also avoid places with an increased risk of contagion, such as public transport other places with a high concentration of people in enclosed spaces. One of the most important things also is to wash your hands regularly, especially after coming in from outdoors. 

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