o/t pregnant and sore throat :(

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  1. dagbird2001

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    afternoon all,

    ok, i found out 2 weeks ago i was pregnant, and i am over the moon :)

    thing is today i have woken with a sore throat and what feels like the start of a poxy cough/cold fluey bug. now i just been chemist and been told that i cant take anything for it. I am wondering if you lovely ladies have any remedies that you would recommend that i can use whilst pregnant?
    Thanks in advance.
    Tracy xx
     
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    Honey and lemon. I've never done it myself but I'm sure if you google you'll find a good recipe/concoction.
     
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    Hi first of all congratulations on your brilliant news!! you must be so happy!!

    I had my second little boy 16 months ago now, but I was still studying at Uni throughout my pregnany so I was prone to coughs and colds!! especially freshers flu lol! It is definately best to stay away from over the counter medicines and keep natural.

    I used to gurgle with salt water for my sore throat or drink hot water with honey and lemon in it. If I was congested I used to use steam inhalation, where I used to boil a kettle and pour the water into a bowl and use some eucalyptus oil. I used to do this twice a day, morning and night for about 15 mins at a time.

    To try and prevent in future just make sure you have lots of foods enriched with vitamin c such as broccoli, kiwis, red and green peppers etc! these will not only benefit you but your lovely little bundle of joy!!

    hope this helps xxx
     
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    thank you both.
    its the pain in my throat it is killing me it feels like i have swallowed glass or something. :(
    I think i need to get some honey and lemon then.
    I am at work and have managed to gargle with salt water, how often can i do that?

    xx
     
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    I used to do it every four hours if I could. As long as you don't swallow it I am sure it is safe to do it when you want. I used to take paracetemol occassionally and my midwife said it was ok, don't use aspirin or ibruprofin though. This may help take the edge off the sore throat. I hate sore throats like that they are a pain in the ass! Just make sure you get plenty of rest too and drink lots and lots of water to keep your fluid levels up!! best of luck xx
     
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    cool thanks hun.
    As i said i have done salt water, just text oh and asked him to get me some honey and lemon - silly question - how did you make yours?
    have taken2 paracetamol, so when i finish here i think home and bed for me.
    Thanks again for your help.
    xx
     
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    I got the worst colds in the world within days of finding out I was pregnant, both times!!! Your immune system is just shot to bits. Plenty of vit C, and water. Honey and lemon is good. Paracetamol is OK. Rest is best. I know, I know, chance'd be a fine thing. At least with your first you can take it easy in the evenings and catch up with sleep at weekends.

    Lynda
     
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    No problem glad to be able to help! sorry did not reply earlier was at my parents having dinner cooked for me lol!! I use 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and boiling water. I just mix them together in a small mug and then alter it to how sweet you like it (you can add a bit of sweetener if you desire). Works a treat for me! good luck xx
     
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    Are you not able to take cough sweeties to soothe your throat or do they have syns? :p
     
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    Thank you.
    OH only got me a tiny pot of honey last night so it only did me two sittings one last night and one this morning so need to get more honey.

    Joanne, I can only take lockets, any other ones have got medication in it which slows the babies heart beat down. Thanks for the suggestion though, i wasnt actually thinking of syns tbh. (for record i think cough sweets are 2 syns each)

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    Oh I didnt know that, I didnt really need medicine through my pregnancy, thank goodness I didnt have a sore throat!
     
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    its def worth knowing for future.
    the honey and lemon works a treat, so thanks for that.
    xx
     
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    You are very welcome! glad it helped!! xx
     
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