Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Florida, USA:

I have typeá2 diabetes, I am currently 18 weeks pregnant, and I am suffering a severe chest cold with congestion. My obstetrician told me to take Robitussin sugar-free and Tylenol for discomfort and ride out the cold, but I have been getting two to three hours of sleep per night for the past three days, and I know this can not be healthy for the baby. I is there something else I could do to ease my suffering?


For an acute illness such as this, you should consult further with your physician. In general, a "cold" can be managed much as would be done if you were not pregnant: pain reliever, decongestant, liquids and rest. The lack of sleep will not hurt the baby. If you are not getting better, then speak with your doctor.


Original posting 11 Dec 2002
Posted to Family Planning


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:42
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.