(Closed) Head colds in early pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs. Jaguar:  I work at a nursing call center.The information we give out is that you shouldn’t take any medications other than Tylenol unless discussed and approved by your doctor. I certainly wouldn’t take anything based on the recommendation of a stranger over the net.

You can always lean over a bowl of hot water, cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam, or use a Netipot for nasal irrigation.

You can also gargle hourly with 1 tsp of salt dissolved in 8 oz of hot water.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Jaggie I also had a really bad head cold really early on. It sucked, I didnt take anything and just suffered through it because I was super scared.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a head cold too in the early weeks. I didnt know i was pregnant when i got it but i was taking the equivalent of tylenol cold in thailand and that is supposed to be fine. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mrs. Jaguar:  sorry i forgot about the different brands. it’s 

Acetaminophen

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I recommend a Netipot as well, those things work wonders for nasal/sinus congestion!  we have one that I got at a local drug store thats’ more of a squeezy bottle than an actual pot, and I find it a lot easier and more comfortable. It’s called NeilMed Sinus Rinse. 

Good luck and hope you feel better!! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

For sore throats I usually gargle with a little cayenne pepper in warm water. Since it’s a normal spice and you don’t swallow it, I would think it would be fine to use while pregnant but I’d check with your doctor. I usually don’t bother with the honey, just dump some cayenne in hot water, but I’m sure honey makes it taste a lot better.

“Dosage

Herbal remedies for sore throats typically instruct users to gargle a mixture of cayenne and honey; the honey helps dilute the strong heat created from the pepper. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add ½ tsp. of cayenne pepper. Add 1 tsp. of honey or agave nectar for taste, and stir well to dissolve the ingredients. Allow the water to slightly cool, and gargle when the water is warm, but not hot to the touch.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/503070-cayenne-pepper-a-sore-throat/#ixzz23IKWJepN

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