Treat the Fever or Prehaps Not Treat the Fever if You are Pregnant?

Basic strategies when we have an ache, a pain, a fever, is to think about making those complaints go away. We do provide a list of over the counter medications that are safe in pregnancy, and on that list is the medication acetaminophen. I prefer recommend it as ibuprofen and aspirin in pregnancy, but also used to reduce fever (antipyretic) have been associated with some adverse infant outcomes. Acetaminophen has not been shown to cause birth defects and the only association with problematic use has been increased rates of asthma in children who's moms used acetaminophen during pregnancy.


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