I am 7 weeks and have a horrible sore throat, it is hard to
swallow and I am loosing my voice. I do not have a fever and really no other symptoms.
Has anyone been sick and pregnant, is this going to hurt the baby?
Can a doctor prescribe anything at this point?
I'm sick right now. I've been gargling salt water, using cough drops, drinking tea, using a netipot and laying beside a humidifier with Vick's vapor. I'm also having sinus/allergy issues.
I totally second the salt-water gargling. Even if you wind up taking something for your sore throat, the salt water can help keep it clean and let it heal faster so that you don't get a secondary bacterial infection (like strep) that would need antibiotics. And drink a gallon* of water a day, so that your body can flush everything out.
*seriously. It sounds ridiculous, but I had a doctor recommend this for recurrent sinus infections, and it actually has made a significant difference.