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o/t pregnant and sore throat :(

#1
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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#2
Honey and lemon. I've never done it myself but I'm sure if you google you'll find a good recipe/concoction.
 
#3
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
 
#5
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
 
#7
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
 
#8
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
 
#9
Are you not able to take cough sweeties to soothe your throat or do they have syns? :p
 
#10
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
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)

xx
 
#11
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)

xx
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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