Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
I refuse to accept that there is just “nothing I can do” about this cold! I’ve been drinking water and orange juice like crazy, but I just can’t imagine feeling like this for another few days to a week!
Any suggestions or advice on how to remedy a cold during pregnancy?
Post # 3
I feel for you! I had a horrible cold about a month ago. I wish I could tell you I found a miraculous remedy. Unfortunately I ended up suffering through it. Some people swear by the Netti Pot but I just couldn’t make it work for me. I just hope you feel better soon!
Post # 4
Drink SOOOOOO much water. It helps the bad stuff drain quickly. OJ is a false cure–it actually dehydrates you and your poor mucus membranes. If you want vitamin C, get a good detox juice from Whole Foods.
Post # 5
If you have sinus congestion, you can put a towel over your head, lean over a bowl of very hot water and inhale the steam.
If it is a simple viral cold, there really isn’t anything else to do. There are no cures for simple viral infections, and many medications are not safe to take during pregnancy, as I’m sure you already know.
Post # 6
i’ve had a cold for over 2 weeks now. I feel 90% better but I have this lingering cough that I just can’t get rid of. I have been taking mucinex as minimally as possible (usually at night so I can sleep) and drinking tons of water. I drink warm tea as well and sometimes suck on hard candies – which actually helps with my nausea in addition to when I had a sore throat. Oh and of course, trying to get as much rest as possible.
Post # 7
I think you should ask your doctor.
Post # 8
If you have a sore throat, pineapple works wonders. Can’t be the Canned stuff though
Post # 9
I haven’t had a cold during my pregnancy but I’ve been congested the whole time. Vicks Vaporub has been a life saver, and it’s on the list of safe medications I got from my doctor.
Post # 10
What I did during my nasty cold:
1. Inhaled steam, putting boiling water in large bowl and breathing in the steam with a towel over my head.
2. Neti pot to clear my nose. Nasal rinses from the drug store are also good to use for the same purpose.
3. Gargled with salt water.
4. Chopped raw garlic, let sit for 15 minutes. Mixed with avocado and ate with tortilla chips (recommended by my naturopath).
5. Fresh ginger sliced and cooked in a good amount of water for twenty minutes. Strained out the ginger and poured water into teapot. Added juice of one lemon and bit o honey to the ginger tea.
6. Spoonfuls of honey to stop coughing.
7. Vics Vapo Rub on my chest at night.
8. Lots of chicken pho soup.
9. Ran a humidifier in our room at night.
Post # 11
REST, water, healthy food! I wouldn’t focus on juice so much, that is a lot of sugar. Eat whole fruite and veggies, or throw them in a blender with some yogurt and greens. Eat as healthy as you can. I also like hot tea and humidifiers and hot showers.
DH also makes me chicken soup- boils a chicken for healthy broth and puts tons of veggies in- it really helps!
Post # 12
DH got me lots of chicken soup, I took extra Vitamin C chewables, drank lots of liquids and teas, used Vicks, my Neti pot… and the pharmacy suggested a 4 hour off brand allergy/sinus pill that’s safer than the other meds my dr suggested (anything tylenol, robetussin, etc.. those are rated category C.. this pill is category B)
I only took 1 pill the rest of the stuff helped. But now with my allergies all insane I’ve taken some of those pills. I stick to 1 a day and only when necessary but they really do help.
I also used saline nose spray
If you use Honey just be sure it’s pastuerized!!