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    snobuni23 posted:
    Hello! One of my co-workers came to work very sick and now all of us are getting sick too

    I got a cold sore, which is almost gone (thank goodness!), but now my throat is really sore and I am starting to cough. I took 2 packs of Emergen-C yesterday and one this morning, but now I am wondering if that was a bad idea.

    I am 11 weeks 2 days pregnant and have heard that too much Vit C can be harmful in the first trimester.

    If I should stay away from Emergen-C, then what can I do to fight the cold? Can I do anything to help? I have a VERY important job interview tomorrow and don't want to go there coughing and voiceless.

    Thanks in advance for your advice!
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello again, Crystal!

    I'd suggest talking to your pharmacist (since I know you haven't seen your doctor yet). Ask for his or her suggestions for what would be safe for you to take.

    Best wishes on the job interview tomorrow and let us know how it went,

    Byroney
     
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    snobuni23 replied to Byroney_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Thanks for the advice. I haven't taken any more emergen-c but got some tylenol (doctor-approved). My interview went great! I felt fine except my voice was still hoarse. I hope I get the job
     
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff replied to snobuni23's response:
    Hope you get the job, too! So glad to hear the interview went well.

    Let us know,

    Byroney


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