Q: How simple use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help in COVID-19 patients in first trimester of pregnancy?
Answer: The biggest risk during the first trimester in COVID patients is from hyperthermia/fever, one of the cardinal symptoms of COVID-19. The first trimester is crucial for organogenesis. Increase core maternal temperature may lead to increased congenital anomalies, particularly neural tube defects, congenital heart diseases, and cleft palates. It also increases the chances of miscarriage. Acetaminophen is considered safe during first trimester of pregnancy. It can be the most cost-effective measure.
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