Dry cough - whether to worry about it? - During pregnancy

September 4th, 2013

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 dry cough during pregnancy

When pregnancy

With the onset of pregnancy almost all women reduced immunity, and at this time they are more susceptible to infectious diseases. A dry cough is common in pregnancy, this symptom is not only uncomfortable, but can be dangerous for a child.

Since changes in the female body, caused by pregnancy, and affect the immune system, pregnant women often face colds, flu and other colds, provoking a dry cough. To treat a dry cough during pregnancy is much more difficult, because not all antitussive drugs that suppress the cough, is safe for the future mother and her child.

Dry cough during pregnancy can be caused not only by the common cold or the flu, but for other reasons - such as allergies. That is why, if the cough lasts for a long time, it is important to consult a doctor who will help determine the real cause of dry cough during pregnancy.

 When pregnancy | dry cough - whether to worry about it?

Causes of dry cough

The most common causes of cough in pregnancy - acute or chronic infections of the respiratory tract. Rhinitis and sinusitis mucus runs down the back of the throat and causes the cough reflex. With infections of the pharynx, larynx and trachea cough occurs due to inflammation of the mucous membranes. When inflammation of the bronchi or lungs dry cough appears early in the disease, and after a while starts to separate sputum.

Allergic diseases (tracheitis, bronchitis, asthma) are also accompanied by cough. For more rare its causes include tuberculosis Tuberculosis - a full recovery is not guaranteed  Tuberculosis - a full recovery is not guaranteed
 , Pathology of the digestive system, blood circulation, ear. Sometimes there is a psychogenic cough, that is the one that occurs because of stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis

 When pregnancy | dry cough - whether to worry about it?

Why is dangerous cough during pregnancy

With a strong cough increased tone of the uterus, and this leads to disruption of the blood supply, and spasms of the fetus. Because of this difficult delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the baby.

If conditions such as placenta previa and poor location of the placenta, hacking cough is especially dangerous. It can cause bleeding and threatened abortion.

 When pregnancy | dry cough - whether to worry about it?


It is known that pregnant women can not take away all the drugs and antitussives - is no exception. However, since a dry cough during pregnancy can cause enough discomfort for the woman the consequences - for example, a constant sore throat, roughness, or even loss of voice, the constant lack of sleep because of nighttime cough - antitussive drug benefits in most cases outweigh the potential risks.

Suffice considered safe during pregnancy cough medicines, which contain dextromethorphan or a combination of this substance with expectorant ingredients such as guaifenesin. In addition, to treat dry cough during pregnancy is acceptable simple cough drops.

Absolutely safe drugs do not exist - even proven, seemingly drugs may cause or provoke allergic side effects. That is why long-term treatment of dry cough medication during pregnancy is not recommended - if the cough persists for several days, it is best to consult a doctor. In some cases, receive special drugs at all possible to avoid and treat dry cough during pregnancy on their own, folk remedies.

 When pregnancy | dry cough - whether to worry about it?

What drugs can be administered to pregnant

When dry cough pregnant woman you must immediately consult your doctor to begin treatment in the early stages of the disease and not to harm the child. Before taking this medication is always taken into account the ratio of benefit to women and the possible risk to the fetus. For example, can be assigned the following means:

  • Sinekod (not used in the first trimester of pregnancy), the drug inhibits the cough, dilates the bronchi and facilitates breathing. The treatment in some people appear drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and allergic reactions;
  • Homeopathic Stodal syrup;
  • Stoptussin (allowed only in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy), it has antitussive and expectorant action. The product contains two active ingredients: butamirata and guaifenesin. The first of these nerve endings reduce sensitivity of the bronchial mucosa and thus reduces the cough. Gvayfenezin stimulates the production of mucus bronchial glands and reduces its viscosity;
  • Coldrex Knight - syrup, which contains paracetamol, promethazine and dextromethorphan. This tool is designed to eliminate the symptoms of the common cold and acute respiratory diseases. Paracetamol has an antipyretic and analgesic effects, Promethazine reduces swelling of the nasal mucosa and facilitates breathing and suppress cough dextromethorphan. The following side effects while taking this drug: dizziness, anxiety Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?  Anxiety - how to distinguish normal from disease?
 , Drowsiness, dry mouth, and allergic response;
  • Libeksin reduces irritability airway receptors, dilates the bronchi and eliminating the cough of any origin. Rarely appear allergic skin rash, dry mouth, nausea, constipation and a tendency to fatigue.

 When pregnancy | dry cough - whether to worry about it?

Folk remedies

Inhalation dry cough - an important element of treatment. At home, you can inhale the vapors of boiled potatoes, alkaline mineral water or a solution of baking soda. Also used for inhalation decoctions of plants such as chamomile, sage Sage - cvyaschennaya grass  Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
 St. John's wort, linden blossom.

It is recommended several times a day between meals gargle. You can use herbal charges or soda solution. In order to speed up the expectoration of sputum, you need to drink warm milk with soda, mineral water or honey.

When dry cough during pregnancy should not engage in self-treatment, because it can negatively affect not only the health of the mother, but also for the child. Only a doctor after the test can assess the woman's condition and prescribe the necessary drugs and non-pharmacological treatment.

One of the most effective tool in the fight with a dry cough - natural honey, quickly overwhelming unpleasant dry cough and totally harmless, even useful for pregnant women. Honey can be added to black or green tea, a heated water with lemon juice, herbal teas (especially useful in dry cough tincture of ginger root with honey). And one of the most proven and effective means of dry cough during pregnancy is considered to be warmed milk with butter and honey.

Dry cough may exacerbate the dust and dry air, so the room is better to install a humidifier and often ventilate the room so that the air was always fresh. It is very useful in dry cough inhalation and hot bath - hot steam not only warms the lungs, but also moisturizes dry mucous membrane of the lungs and throat, irritated persistent cough.

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