Sore Throat During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Remedies, And Treatment

During pregnancy, the mother’s immune system undergoes an immunological transformation to support the pregnancy, which could make the body vulnerable to viral infections (1) such as a sore throat. Sore throat during pregnancy could also be because of allergies, or gastroesophageal reflux (2).

A sore throat or pharyngitis is an inflammation of the pharynx, i.e., the back of the throat and tonsils. It is mostly caused due to viral infections (cold and flu) (3). As this inflammation includes tonsils, it is also known as tonsillitis.

In this post, MomJunction tells you about the symptoms and home remedies, and when to see a doctor if you have a sore throat during pregnancy.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Sore Throat Infection During Pregnancy?

Symptoms that accompany a sore throat include:

  • Redness of throat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Constant pain in the throat
  • Fever
  • Earache
  • Red, swollen tonsils
  • Hoarseness

You may not have all the symptoms at a time, but a combination of these. Talk to your doctor if the symptoms persist for more than seven days (3).

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