Sore throat in pregnancy?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

You might try aloe water – I used it for heartburn for a bit and it seemed to ease that, though it didn’t cross my mind to try with a sore throat.  And there’s always delicious honey.  Plus I believe you can still have things like raspberry tea that aren’t really anything.

I hardly ever ‘drink’ but when sick with colds, I’d have killed for a shot of Fireball or Bailey’s.  That’s my only real cure all, but it obviously isn’t the time!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Gargle with some salt water.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Warm drinks worked for me. I took paracetamol only if I couldn’t sleep.

But generally speaking I had a couple of very crappy days. Then a full blown head cold. 

Hope you feel better soon

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

yorp127 :  I used a lot of hot water with lemon and honey (if I weren’t pregnant I’d normally add bourbon to that mix….). I took robitussin if I had a cough and couldn’t sleep, but that only happened a few nights. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

I have found peppermint tea with honey works well. Also have you ever tried adding apple cider vinegar in water? Since I have started doing that, my colds have been shorter. Hope you feel better soon! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

yorp127 :  Oh no! I apologize for the poor advice! Bragg’s ACV is my go-to along with organic honey, so I guess both are out! 

According to the Bragg’s website, it’s safe during pregnancy, but obviously I would listen to your doctor. http://bragg.com/products/acvFAQ.html#acv_faq3d

I drink ACV every day! I’m going to ask my doctor today. So many rules….

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’ve been using my Neti Pot to combat sinus and allergy related sore throats and headaches.  I hate the thing but it works!  (In case you’ve never heard of it — http://www.webmd.com/allergies/neti-pots#1)  

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

yorp127 :  another vote for the neti pot to ease your nasal congestion! It’s gross, but you feel SO much better afterwards

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

yorp127 :  Cool, thanks. Everyone has different rules that they abide by, I guess. I am planning to avoid hamburgers during pregnancy because a friend of mine got E. Coli from an undercooked burger and tragically lost her baby. I will also avoid sushi, deli meat, and soft cheeses, but I know people who have ignored those precautions, as well. Apparently women in France are told to avoid lettuce because it can have E. Coli or listeria, but they are allowed to drink one glass of wine per day. I love my ACV, and the “mother” in the unpasteurized organic kinds is what supposedly contains all the nutrients, so we’ll see what my doctor says. Before pasteurization was invented, millions of people had healthy babies, so I’m a little torn on this particular rule…. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

yorp127 :  My doctor said ACV is fine because of the acidity. Yay. Unfortunately I can have whatever I want at the moment because repeat ultrasound confirmed blighted ovum, but I’ll keep this in mind for when I get pregnant again (hopefully pretty soon). 

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