First Exposure

Treating the Common Cold in Pregnancy and Lactation

Upper respiratory tract viral infections (URTIS), also known as the common cold, usually start with symptoms of headache, sneezing, and sore throat and later symptoms of a runny or stuffy nose, cough, and general feelings of discomfort. The common cold is caused by several types of viruses, with rhinoviruses being the most common. This health topic is an expert opinion about treating the common cold during pregnancy and lactation. This health topic is intended for the public and health care providers.