(Closed) fastest way to get rid of a cold while pregnant?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1434 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@heathaah:  oh heck no on the airborne! My doctor told me to use either Robtussin (for coughing) and/or Sudafed (for congestion)….and cough drops and tylenol if need be….I didn’t take anything but the tylenol (extra strength) because it’s snowy and I can’t get out right now so unfortunately I can’t tell you if or how well the meds work:/


Post # 4
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Awww I’m sorry you’re sick! I came down with an awful head cold at 37 weeks.. now 39+2 and it’s finally just starting to go away! It’s awful!! I took Tylenol Cold – it didn’t really help- and Coricidan HBP (recommended by my doc because it doesn’t raise your Bridal Party the way a lot of cold meds do) – also didn’t really help, although it did help with my cough. Odd, my doctor said no Sudafed unlike PP’s.

There’s really nothing else we can do except get as much sleep as possible to try to shake it. Oh, I did find that sleeping with a humidifier made a big difference in my ability to breathe at night, so you might want to try that! Good luck, feel better! 

Post # 5
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you ask your doctor about Zicam? My doctor gave me the okay to take that with my last pregnancy but I only took tylenol and cough drops with a cold I got last week with this pregnancy. Drink lots of fluids, rest if you can and eat seaweed!! The nutrients in seaweed prevents colds and helps them to go away faster.

Post # 6
42 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

I had a horrible cold a few weeks ago – it’s awful getting sick when you’re pregnant 🙁  I drank a ton of orange juice, tried to stay in bed as much as possible, and took Tylenol PM at night to help me sleep (it did help me stay asleep for most of the night).  Not much else you can do – luckily my husband was very willing to get me lots of Panera soup that week 🙂

Post # 7
331 posts
Helper bee

I’m not sure what’s safe for pregnancy and what not, but I put a big ol’ schmear of Vick’s vapo-rub (off brand, usually) on my feet, rub it in, and then put on a pair of socks before I go to bed.

It sounds weird but it really does work for me. I stumbled across it a few years ago and I ALWAYS have significant improvement… a few times my sore throat was completely gone the next morning.

I just use a sandwich baggie to apply it so I don’t get all greasy and roll my socks down so when I put them on my feet and roll up, no Vick’s gets on the outside.

Humidifiers work wonders, too.

Post # 8
1479 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My doctor says plain Tylenol cold is ok to take. Some friends of mine have used the neti pot to flush their sinuses (just be careful to use filtered water so that you don’t have bad bacteria going up there).  I would ask your doctor about stuff like zycam- my doctor has this on the “no” list because of all of the zinc that’s in it (apparently too much zinc is bad). 

Airborne is pretty much just vitamins, and isn’t supposed to necessarily “cure” or shorten a cold.  I would try lots of orange juice and lots of water, and go to bed early.  Feel better soon!

Post # 9
9481 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would get drops to suck on to help your sore throat.  I usually buy these:

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