Sore throat, stuffy nose, fever, cough ... all those nasty cold symptoms normally easily cured with standard medications for colds, abundantly available in pharmacies without a prescription. However, the treatment colds during pregnancy becomes the task a little more difficult, since not all such medicines can be safely taken during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are many ways to cure the common cold, without the help of medication.
From nasal congestion: the correct posture during sleep
Healthy sleep during pregnancy is very important, but a cold, causing nasal congestion, sometimes very difficult to sleep properly. In this case, it will help correct sleep posture
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: Slightly raised head and torso bent easier breathing through the nose when the nose is stuffed up. Getting ready for bed, place a pillow under your head so that the head remained slightly elevated.
From nasal congestion and rhinorrhea: saline
The easiest way to get rid of nasal congestion and rhinorrhea during pregnancy without using drops or a nasal spray - normal saline nasal mucus-dissolving and soothing inflamed mucous membranes of the nasal sinuses. You can purchase a saline nasal spray at a pharmacy or make it at home - enough to stir a teaspoon of salt in a glass of clean water, pour into a bottle from under the nose drops and drip a few drops into each nasal sinus. After five to ten minutes you can blow your nose.
Cough and nasal congestion: steam inhalation
Warm, moist air does wonders, instantly making it easier to cough and nasal congestion with colds. Inhalation of steam - one of the oldest tools in the treatment of the common cold: it is enough for ten to twenty minutes, bending over a container with boiling water and covering his head with a towel and breathe the steam, and the problem with nasal congestion disappear. Well help inhalation steam and dry cough - hot humid air softens and soothes irritated mucous throat dry cough.
From nasal congestion, cough and phlegm congestion in the bronchi: menthol ointment
Relieve the symptoms of colds help ordinary menthol ointment deposited in very small quantities in the skin of the chest, sideburns and under the nose. Menthol vapors getting into the respiratory tract, nasal congestion facilitate, normalize sleep and suppress cough. Use this ointment is safe during pregnancy, because menthol is a natural substance of the essential oil
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From sore throat: gargle with salt
Rinse salt solution - one of the simplest and most effective ways to treat colds at home. To prepare the solution for rinsing is enough to stir a teaspoon of regular table salt in a glass of very warm (but not hot) water. The salt in the water inhibits the painful swelling, soothes irritated mucous membrane of the throat, facilitates the process of swallowing food or liquid. Gargle salt solution can be several times during the day (in a solution, you can add a teaspoon of honey, has a soothing, healing effect on sore throat).
From high temperature, pain and body aches: acetaminophen (Tylenol)
At the first sign of a cold it is very important to quickly reduce high body temperature - long fever can harm the health of the developing fetus in the uterus. Although usually from taking drugs during pregnancy is recommended to give up and take the medication only in extreme cases, fever - is exactly the case when the drugs should not be neglected. Tylenol or acetaminophen to help quickly reduce the temperature and relieve aches unpleasant sensation in the body that can cause the common cold. Take the medicine should be strictly in accordance with the instructions of the physician or the manufacturer.
Sore throat, cough, nasal congestion: soothing drink with honey
Hot water, honey and lemon juice - a prescription sedative drink, quickly facilitate the unpleasant symptoms of the common cold, it is very simple. Honey soothes irritated mucous membrane of the throat, and lemon juice with vitamin C strengthens the immune system. To prepare the drink enough to mix in a glass of hot water one tablespoon of honey and two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice (to taste, you can add a few slices of fresh ginger root, which has anti-inflammatory properties).
When dry, painful cough, get rid of that does not help folk remedies, can be taken robitussin - cough syrup
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Active substance, guaifenesin, an expectorant effect and stimulates the excretion of phlegm from the bronchial tubes. Gvayfenezin considered safe to take during pregnancy, but taking the syrup must be in strict accordance with the instructions of the physician or the manufacturer.
From nasal congestion: Sudafed (pseudoephedrine)
After the first trimester of pregnancy (during the second and third trimester) to alleviate symptoms of the common cold may be taking medications which include pseudoephedrine - such as Sudafed, facilitating nasal congestion caused by colds or allergies. Take Sudafed necessary only in cases where other means to get rid of a stuffy nose does not help. This medication is contraindicated in pregnant women with high blood pressure. Take the medicine must be in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Cough and sore throat: cough lozenges
Tasty and healthy, cough lozenges with menthol or eucalyptus relieve pain in the throat irritation and suppress cough - and, besides, it is absolutely safe for the treatment of cold symptoms during pregnancy. It's best to buy cough lozenges with honey or menthol.