How to treat a cough during pregnancy: what are safe

November 2, 2014

 than to treat a cough during pregnancy
 Most often cough during pregnancy = a symptom of infectious diseases of the respiratory tract. Allergies can also be accompanied by the appearance of this symptom. Depending accompanied by cough phlegm or not, they are different in their effect preparations. It is important to know that many drugs during pregnancy can not be taken. Some of the drugs authorized for use only in the second and third trimesters. So before you treat a cough during pregnancy, you should see a doctor.


Preparations for the treatment of dry cough

Dry coughing during pregnancy causes uterine tonic. This results in impaired blood supply to the fetus, and the latter does not receive enough oxygen and nutrients. Colds can cause substantial harm to the child.

The choice of drugs depends on the duration of pregnancy.

In the first trimester drug Stodal allowed. This homeopathic syrup, which includes several herbal ingredients. It is used for the symptomatic treatment of cough of different origin. Stodal contraindicated when you are hypersensitive. Information about the side effects of the drug there.

In the second and third trimesters can take a number of funds. It:

  • Sinekod;
  • Libeksin;
  • Stoptussin;
  • Coldrex Knight;
  • Bronholitin.

Sinekod - antitussive syrup. The drug inhibits the cough because of its active ingredient has a direct effect on the cough center in the brain. Also Sinekod enhances bronchial tubes and ease breathing. Side effects are rare. Dizziness Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
 , Drowsiness, nausea, diarrhea, rash and allergic reactions.

Antitussives Libeksin produced in pill form. This tool has a local anesthetic effect, thereby reducing irritability cough receptors airways. Libeksin slightly dilates the bronchi and reduces the activity of the respiratory center. Rarely in patients receiving the drug develops a rash on the skin appears dry mouth. The tendency to constipation, nausea, stomach pain, and numbness in the mouth - another possible side effects libeksin.

Stoptussin - combined preparation, which, through its two active components (butamirata citrate and guaifenesin) has antitussive and expectorant. The reduction or termination of cough associated with Valium action citrate butamirata on the nerve endings of the bronchial mucosa. Gvayfenezin affects the bronchial gland and its secretion decreases and reduces the viscosity of mucus produced.

Stoptussin produced in the form of drops and oral tablets. Women usually tolerate the drug well. Sometimes, on the background of his admission there are headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In rare cases rash.

Coldrex Knight - syrup, which is used for the symptomatic treatment of respiratory diseases accompanied by cough. This combination product, ie it contains several active ingredients (paracetamol, dextromethorphan and promethazine).

Paracetamol reduced body temperature, and possesses analgesic effect. It eliminates the headache, pain in muscles and joints. Dextromethorphan - a substance with the antitussive effect which suppresses the cough center. Promethazine relates to blockers of histamine H1-receptor, and thereby it reduces the swelling Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause  Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause
   nasal mucosa and restores breathing. Side effects of the drug may Coldrex Knight can often manifest as dry mouth, allergic reactions, photosensitivity (increased skin sensitivity to light).

Bronholitin - combined antitussive syrup, which suppresses the cough center and expands bronchial tubes. Basil oil, part of the drug, has a slight sedative, antispasmodic and antimicrobial action.


Preparations for the treatment of wet cough

The treatment of wet cough has its own characteristics, so when it appears other medications. For example, a pregnant woman can take:

  • Coldrex bronchitis;
  • Ambrobene (ambroxol).

Koldreks broncho - expectorant as a syrup. The drug reduces the viscosity of mucus and contributes to its discharge of respiratory secretions. Also Coldrex broncho reduces irritation and sore throat with a cold.

Ambrobene - expectorant drug that also thins the mucus and facilitates its removal. Available in the form of syrup. This drug can be taken only in the second and third trimester of pregnancy.


Inhalation and gargling

As an adjunct to the main drug for the treatment of cough is recommended gargle. For this purpose charges of herbs (chamomile, sage Sage - cvyaschennaya grass  Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
 , Calendula, mother and stepmother, and others), or plain water with the addition of baking soda.

Inhalation - another effective way to deal with a cough. To perform these procedures, you can use special inhalers, which are sold in a pharmacy. A more simple and common way - the inhalation of steam over a pan or other container. Do not make inhalation high body temperature. After these procedures should not go out in the cold season for an hour.


What is prohibited

A number of drugs are contraindicated during pregnancy. These tools include:

  • ACC;
  • Glikodin;
  • Codelac;
  • Terpinkod;
  • Pertussin;
  • Ascoril;
  • Travisil other.

Also during pregnancy to reduce the cough is forbidden to put mustard How to put the mustard - you know it all?  How to put the mustard - you know it all?
 Take a hot bath and soar feet. It is not necessary to consume vitamin C is in excess of the daily rate.

To solve the question of the use of any drugs, and inhalation can recommend a doctor. At the same time he must take into account the possible harm to the child and the benefit of the pregnant woman.

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Normal discharge during pregnancy: how to distinguish normal from disease?

October 8, 2011

 normal discharge during pregnancy
 During pregnancy, genital tract of women often appear allocation that scare them. But not all the talk about separation of some diseases, they appear in the normal course of pregnancy. This need to know not to worry and wonder at the same time not to miss symptoms requiring treatment to the doctor.


Why is there isolation during pregnancy

Normally any mucosal produce some liquid, otherwise they would simply dried and lost their function. External and internal genital organs of women are no exception. But from the genital tract of women always appear under the influence of certain hormones.

Thus, in the first half of the menstrual cycle Menstrual cycle and its characteristics  Menstrual cycle and its characteristics
   discharge from the genital tract are influenced by estrogen female hormone. The objective of this period - to provide insight into the fallopian tube sperm to meet an egg matured and its fertilization. Therefore, in this selection period and heavy liquid.

In the second half of the menstrual cycle "top picks" another female sex hormone - progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
 Who has a completely different task: to keep a fertilized egg and not let her out of the uterus. Therefore, selection in this period the thick, slimy, viscous. And in the channel cervical mucus plug is formed at all, tightly fitting out of the uterus.

When pregnancy occurs, discharge from the genital tract also occur under the influence of hormones.


Normal allocation in the first trimester of pregnancy - is calm

In the first trimester (first 12 weeks) dominated the action of the female hormone progesterone. It identifies the beginning of menstruation, ovarian corpus luteum (which is formed on the site of the bursting of the follicle from which the egg during ovulation). After fertilization the corpus luteum of menstruation under the influence of the pituitary luteinizing hormone grows and becomes a corpus luteum of pregnancy, which produces more progesterone. Progesterone promotes the retention of a fertilized egg (embryo) into the uterus by closing out of the uterus (a thick mucus plug in the canal of the cervix) and the suppression of the contractility of the muscles of the uterus.

Under the influence of progesterone during the first trimester of pregnancy appear transparent, sometimes whitish, very dense vitreous separation, which can be seen on underwear in the form of mucus clots. It is normal in case allocation are odorless and do not disturb a woman, that is not cause burning, itching and other discomfort. In the case of these unpleasant symptoms need to find another reason for them, that is to ask for help to the antenatal clinic - there is always help to deal with any changes in the body of a pregnant woman.


Normal allocation in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy - calm and surveillance

After the first trimester, when the fetus is firmly entrenched in the uterus and is almost matured placenta (the organ that connects the mother to the fetus and provide all the necessary fruit, including hormones), are re-emerging in large numbers stand estrogen. The problem of this period - to develop the uterus (it is an organ in which the fetus matures and should continue to grow) and breasts (they are beginning to grow glandular tissue and form new milk ducts).

Under the influence of estrogen in the second half of pregnancy in women appear quite abundant colorless (or slightly whitish) discharge from the genital tract. This is normal, but in the same way as in the first trimester of pregnancy, such selection should not have an unpleasant smell, cause burning, itching, and other symptoms of discomfort. This is very important as the appearance of secretions can be deceptive, to distinguish normal from disease can only be investigated swabs in the laboratory. So the basic guideline women should be feeling it.


What are the selection are not the norm during pregnancy - immediately run to the doctor

If the discharge during pregnancy Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid  Discharges during pregnancy - should not be afraid
   changed its color, and yet there was some discomfort (burning, itching), you should immediately consult a doctor. Rather, it is a sign of some sort of infection. Not worth it very afraid - obstetricians able to cope very well with all kinds of infections. But access to a doctor for suspected infection necessarily - an infection of the placenta to the fetus can move and cause intrauterine infection (IUI). IUI - a serious complication that often leads to death of the fetus or to a serious illness. More often, the infection is transmitted to her baby during its passage through the birth canal.

Follow your feelings and secretions Discharges in women when there is cause for concern  Discharges in women when there is cause for concern
   of the genital tract is to every pregnant woman.

Galina Romanenko

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