(Closed) Cold Remedies During Pregnancy??

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
47256 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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.

Good luck!

Post # 7
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think you should ask your doctor.

Post # 8
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you have a sore throat, pineapple works wonders. Can’t be the Canned stuff though

Post # 9
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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.

Darling Husband also makes me chicken soup- boils a chicken for healthy broth and puts tons of veggies in- it really helps!

Post # 12
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Darling Husband 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!!




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