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Fever During Pregnancy

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When you're pregnant, it can be hard to tell whether you're running a fever or just running a little hot. Like most expectant moms, you may be feeling flushed or extra toasty, and you may even experience the occasional hot flash, thanks to hormonal swings and your baby-to-be radiating heat as she grows.

Here's what you need to know about fevers during pregnancy — including what's considered a fever in expectant women, what medicine you can take and the importance of checking in with your doctor to minimize any potential risks that a fever might pose to you and your growing baby.

What Temperature Is Considered a Fever for Pregnant Women and What Are the Symptoms of Fever in Pregnancy?
When it comes to fever, the numbers on your thermometer indicate the severity of your symptoms. Generally, the rule is the same during pregnancy: A temperature of 100 or 101 degrees F is considered a fever. If your temperature reaches 101 degrees F, call your practitioner immediately, even if it's in the middle of the night. If you aren't experiencing any urgent cold or flu symptoms and your fever climbs to 100 degrees F, start bringing it down right away with acetaminophen (like Tylenol) and call your doctor that same day, or, if you took your temperature in the middle of the night, the next morning.

Otherwise, a low-grade fever or temp (one that's under 100 degrees F) usually isn't something to worry about when you're expecting. That said, it's also something you shouldn't ignore — so keep an eye on the thermometer to make sure the numbers don't start rising.

What Are the Causes of Fever During Pregnancy?
You can get a fever during pregnancy for the same reasons you get a fever when you're not expecting. In fact, you're probably more likely to suffer from common viral infections like the flu or colds while you're pregnant. That's because your immune system is suppressed in order to protect your fetus (which your body considers an outsider) from being rejected. Good news for your baby, not so good news for your sinuses.

Low-grade fevers may be the result of a benign viral infection like a cold, while higher fevers may be a symptom of the flu. Sometimes, a fever can be caused by a bacterial infection (like a urinary tract infection, kidney infection or strep throat, for example) that requires antibiotics. On that note, pregnant women should avoid eating raw meat, fish and unpasteurized cheese to avoid exposure to listeria bacteria during pregnancy, which can also cause a high fever.

How Long Can a Fever Last When You're Pregnant?
Fever in pregnancy can last as long as the underlying cause, such as the flu, but you should call your practitioner right away if it reaches 101 degrees F. And take steps to bring down your temperature the same day it climbs to 100 degrees F or higher.

What Can I Take for a Fever During Pregnancy?
While you're waiting to speak to your doctor, take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce your fever. Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) when you're pregnant unless they're specifically recommended by your practitioner.

A few more tips to treat fever during pregnancy:

Take a tepid bath or shower
Drink plenty of water and other cold beverages to cool down and prevent dehydration
Keep clothing and covers light
What Can I Do to Prevent Fever During Pregnancy?
Avoid catching a cold or flu by washing your hands often, avoiding sick people and getting a flu shot. Catching the flu can not only induce fever, it can potentially lead to other complications — all the more reason to get the flu vaccine at the start of flu season (ideally in October) if you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Can You Get a Fever in Early Pregnancy? When Else Can You Get a Fever During Pregnancy?
Yes, you can, and you can get a fever at any time during pregnancy. Research suggests that about one-third of pregnant women will get a fever at some point, and the majority deliver healthy babies.

But while it's possible to get a fever any time throughout your pregnancy, a high fever in the first weeks of pregnancy may be riskier than a flu later on. A study published in the journal Pediatrics associated fever, especially in the first trimester, with various birth defects — although experts caution that the fever’s source, severity, frequency and any treatment are all factors to consider when evaluating any risk. Still, it’s a good idea to have a trusty thermometer on hand (along with your practitioner’s number) to keep a very close eye on your temperature if you're feeling under the weather.

What Effects Can a Fever Have on My Pregnancy?
It's unlikely that a fever will have an effect on your pregnancy. A mild fever under 100 degrees F is generally no cause for concern and typically won't have any impact on your growing baby. But a higher fever can be more serious, which is why it's so important to give your practitioner a call and bring your temp down with acetaminophen as soon as you start to see those numbers go up.

While pregnant women and their babies are more likely to suffer from complications from an untreated high-grade fever, it's important to know that the fever itself may not be the cause; it could be an indication of an underlying condition, such as an infection or something else.


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Burp A Lot? 8 Ways You Can Prevent It!

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After eating a meal to your heart’s content, it is very normal to burp or belch. However, it is normal only when it happens occasionally, or after a meal, for someone used to a contented meal every single time. On the other hand, excessive burping or belching can happen due to two reasons.

Excessive air intake: There are multiple ways that excessive air can reach the food pipe. Sucking on straws, chewing gum constantly and ill-fitting dentures are some common reasons for burping.

Digestive problems: Ulcers in the stomach, prolonged gastric, gallstones and rarely, esophageal or stomach cancers can also cause burping.
When to see a doctor
Check with a doctor if you have persistent burping, followed by a meal or otherwise, and accompanied by the following symptoms.

a.Nausea

b.Bloody stools

c.Abdominal pain

d.Vomiting

e.Weight loss

f.Fever

g.Preventing belching

1.Go slow when eating and/or drinking: Most of us are pressed for time and eating and/or drinking has now become a task that needs to be finished quickly. Eating fast causes air to be swallowed, and therefore one of the best ways to stop burping is to eat slowly. Sitting in a calm, relaxing environment when eating also allows one to enjoy the food and avoid or stop burping.

2.Avoid taliking while eating: There is always so much to catch up, whether at home or outside. So, talking while eating is a common practice. This is not just bad manners, but there is also a lot of air that is swallowed, which leads to burping. A solution is to chew the food properly, which not just helps stop burping, but also aids in better food digestion by mixing it adequately with saliva.

3.Substitute coke with water: Carbonated drinks are another reason for belching. Replacing them with water, tea, or anything noncarbonated is advisable, not just from burping perspective, but also from the excessive sugar consumption. Carbonated drinks are just sugar solutions, and are absolutely of no nutritive value.

4.Avoid straw: When possible, drink from a glass and avoid straws. This reduces the amount of gas taken in and helps stop burping.

5.Quit smoking: Quitting it has multiple health benefits, and getting rid of smoking is just one of them.

6.Dentures: Ill-fitting dentures can be a reason for belching, and so they should be checked and corrected, if required, in a person who has persistent burping.

7.Chewing gum: Constantly chewing gum contributes to burping, and so avoiding chewing gum or sucking on hard candy is another way to control burping.

8.Avoid certain foods: Foodstuffs like broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, sprouts, and lentils can produce excessive gas and should be avoided in people who have persistent burping.

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गर्भावस्थेत ताप येणे

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गर्भावस्थेत ताप येणे

गर्भाशयात गर्भ वाढत असलेल्या गर्भाच्या योग्य पद्धतीने वाढ होण्यासाठी आईचे आरोग्य अत्यंत महत्त्वाचे आहे. जर आई आपल्या गर्भधारणेदरम्यान आजारी असेक असेल तर तिच्या आजारपणाचा बाळाच्या आरोग्यावर देखील परिणाम होतो.

गर्भवती असताना अनेक स्त्रियांना एकदा तरी ताप येतो. अश्यावेळी येणारा हा ताप बाळासाठी सुद्धा धोकादायक असतो मानण्यात येत. जर य दरम्यान ताप आलाच तर ताप कमी करून तापमान खाली आणण्यावर लक्ष केंद्रित करणे गरजेच असते.

अश्यावेळी पहिली गोष्ट जी आपण तपासली पाहिजे ती म्हणजे शरीराचे तापमान आहे. जर शरीराचे तापमान 100.4 डिग्री फारेनहाइट पेक्षा अधिक असेल तर असे समजले जाते कीताप आला आहे.

बाळावर होणारा परिणाम
आपल्या बाळाचा गर्भाशयामध्ये सतत विकास होत असतो. आणि हा विकास एका विशिष्ट क्रमाने होत असतो. गरोदर असताना आजारी पडल्यावर बाळाच्या सामान्य व आणि विकास प्रक्रियेत अडथळा आणत असतो.

अवयव, अंग, रक्तवाहिन्या आणि इतर शरीराचे भाग योग्य वेळी वाढण्यासाठी विशिष्ट क्रमा असत. आपण घरतल असलेल्या आहारावर त्यातील प्रथिने आणि इतर घटकांवर बाळाची वाढ अवलंबून असते.

गरोदर स्त्रीच्या तापमानात थोडीशी जरी वाढ झाल्यास, म्हणजे समजा 98.6 ते 100.4 अंशापर्यंत जरी गेले तरी, ते प्रथिनांचे कार्य थांबवू शकते. ज्यामुळे, गर्भपात किंवा बाळामध्ये जन्मजात काही विकृती निर्माण होण्याचा धोका वाढतो. त्यामुळे गरोदर असताना जर जरी ताप आल्यासारखे जाणवले तर डॉक्टरांचा सल्ला घेणे आवश्यक असते.

काही अभ्यासातून असे दिसून आले आहे कि पहिल्या पहिल्या त्रैमासिकात ताप येणे आपल्या बाळाच्या जन्मातील दोष जसे तोंडातील वरच्या भागात टाळूला भेग किंवा काही समस्या, मज्जसंस्थेच्या नलिकेशी निगडित समस्या तसेच आणि हृदय संबधित समस्या, निर्माण होण्याची शक्यता असते. जास्त प्रमाणातील तापामुळे गर्भजल कमी होण्याची शक्यता असते.

आईला का आणि कश्यामुळे ताप येतो हे त्यावेळच्या तपासणी मधून कळते. पण आपण ताप येऊ नये म्हणून कोणत्या गोष्टींची काळजी घ्यावी हे लक्षांत घेणे आवश्यक आहे. ताप येण्याच्या लक्षणांपैकीं एक लक्षण म्हणजे इन्फेक्शन ज्यामुळे ताप येण्याची शक्यता असते.

आपल्या बाळाच्या आरोग्यासाठी आईने निरोगी असणे आवश्यक असते. नेहमीच आणि विशेषतः गरोदर असताना आसपासचा परिसर स्वच्छ असणे आवश्यक आहे. ज्यामुळे तुम्हांला कोणत्याही प्रकारचा संसर्ग होणार नाही.तसेच आपल्या शाररिक स्वच्छता देखील आवश्यक असते. ज्यावेळी आपण धुळ असलेल्या ठिकाणी स्पर्श करता तेव्हा आपले हात धुवा. किंवा बाहेरून आल्यावर हात पाय स्वच्छ धुवा. आजारी व्यक्तींपासून दूर राहा. कारण त्यांच्या आजाराचा संसर्ग होण्याची शक्यता असते.

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ओले सॉक्स घालून झोपण्याचे '३' आश्चर्यकारक फायदे!

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पोटाची समस्या
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ताप
घरात कोणाला खूप ताप आल्यास व्हिनेगरच्या पाण्यात सॉक्स ओले करा. त्यातील अतिरिक्त पाणी पिळून ताप आलेल्या व्यक्तीच्या पायात घाला. ताप लवकर उतरेल.

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