Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 03-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #12
birdinhand's Avatar
birdinhand
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 529
Re: see if it resolves on own? or antibiotics? WWYD?

With strep I am generally an antibiotic person as I have a son who was born with a heart valve issue (nothing to do with strep during pregnancy, btw). I just can't bear the thought of further damage no matter how slight the chance.

That being said, I have a friend who shared this just last night: http://www.epmonthly.com/columns/in-...arm-than-good/ Which basically says the Cochrane group estimates a 16-hour reduction in symptoms with antibiotics, but ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or a single dose of corticosteroids is as good or better, with fewer side effects. And Cochrane is the go-to when it comes to accurate, evidence-based information, we use them in the childbirth world all the time.

Still, being pregnant, I would personally do the antibiotics.
__________________
Mama of 4 boys ages 13, 11, 7, and homebirth baby born 4-6-13
"No more sacred word exists in secular or holy writ than that of mother." Ezra Taft Benson
doula, childbirth educator, breastfeeding counselor
birdinhand is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.