(Closed) cold remedies while pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Honey.  My mom just sent me an article about how honey can be better than cough medicines. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is a remedy my naturopath recommended to me and always helps me when I’m feeling sick. I don’t think there’s anything in here that’s on the banned for pregnancy list (having never been pregnant I’m not totally sure, sorry!).

– take 1-2″ of fresh ginger and grate (I roughly chop) into a pot

– add 2 cups of water

– boil for minimum 20 minutes. The longer you let it boil, the stronger it is, so personal preference here.

– strain out the pieces of ginger (reserve if you want to reuse them)

– add juice of 1/2 fresh lemon and honey to taste.

Enjoy! I usually just leave the leftovers on the stove and reuse the ginger adding more water and boiling for a touch longer. I can usually get 2-3 batches out of one chunk of ginger. It sort of tastes like neocitran but yummier 🙂 I absolutely love it and it really helps!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Discover the wonders of the neti pot/nasal irrigation.  It not only eases cold symptoms, but can actually reduce the incidence of contracting the cold virus. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@mightywombat: Neti Pots do help a ton with congestion!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I third the neti pot.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I got a really bad cold mid-second trimester and did 3 natural remedies that eased the symptoms.

Tons of sleep and liquids-water and orange juice

Salt water gargles

Steamed my head (boiled hot water with some spices, covered my head over it with a towel, being sure not to burn myself)

(I think drinking tea can hurt hydration. Maybe soup instead?)

I’ve always been afraid of Neti-pot up the nose though I’m very close to trying it someday since everyone raves about it.

Oh and I stay away from milk products b/c it clogs me up with mucus in nose, throat and lungs.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Neti-pot. The process is pretty gross, but completely worth the relief!!!! 🙂 Feel better soon!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m just starting to get a cough/cold, so I’m feeling pretty gross.  My ears are killing me, I don’t know if it’s because fluid is draining in them or I’m beginning to get an ear infection.  My throat is also hurting, too. 

So, I boil some lemon slices, then pour in a mug.  I add a little bit of honey & sugar…my most favorite thing when I’m sick!  Other than that, I’ve been lounging on the couch all day and trying to figure out if I should push myself and go to work tomorrow or stay home one more day to rest — I’ve only called in sick once in the past 3 years because I always hate calling in sick. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Please don’t ask the bees for medical advice. Next visit to your doctor take a list of common health issues- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cold symptoms etc and ask your doctor what you can safely use to treat each symptom.

In the meantime you can phone your local pharmacist for information.

Post # 12
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Honey bee

gargle salt water for a sore throat, gross, but works wonders.

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