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.
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