(Closed) Terrible cold, so congested but what to take because Im pregnant :(

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m sorry you’re sick! I don’t know about meds but have you tried any natural remedies? Like breathing in steam or a neti pot? I remember googling this when I was pregnant and there were more natural remedies online.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I swear by breathing in steam with a towel over my head! It works beautifully. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I used saline spray when I was super congested and it helped me tremendously! I hope you get some relief soon!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I second a saline wash. Flush it all out! Eucalyptus on a tissue or a few drops on your pillow. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I went to CVS and asked a pharmacist when I was sick last month and he basically told me I couldn’t take anything but cough drops…  Frustrated, I called my SIL, who is an OB, and she approved Tylenol products (even DayQuil and NyQuil) for me, but I’d call your own doctor just to make sure they agree.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I assume you can use vicks vapor rub?  I’m not pregnant, but that stuff is amazing!!  I put just a little bit under my nose and it clears be up pretty well.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

sugarcloud:  when i was pregnant, there was nothing i felt comfortable taking. So i drank a lot of chamomile tea (its caffeiene free) with lemon and honey and used vicks vapor rub to help with congestion

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My OB approved occasionally DayQuil use.  She said the risk of taking it once a day for a couple of days outweighed the stress of lack of sleep and miserableness a cold had.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

I remember asking my OB when I had a cold while pregnant what I could take – I forget what medicine they approved, but they gave me a list of medicines that were okay. My midwife also recommended a sinus rinse with a neti pot, which really help with my congestion.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I second Eucalyptus oil or Peppermint oil on a tissue, then stick that tissue in your pillow close to your face. Works wonders! (except for allergies…then it’s useless) 

Also a saline rinse!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Get one of those sinus rinse bottles with the saline solution.  Vicks vapo rub. A hot water bottle. And maybe a warm shower.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a couple of colds at the beginning of my pregnancy. I was able to take Robitussin DM, approved by my doctor and I used saline solution for my stuff nose. I also recommend hot water with lemon and ginger. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I had a sinus infection during my pregnancy. Before I was diagnosed, I took regular Mucinex (not maximum strength or DM, just regular) and used saline spray. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Anchor Inn, MD

sugarcloud:  I second the Netipot suggestion — it has definitely given me temporary relief for colds in the past and is just a saline solution so no chemicals to harm the baby. You could also try nasal strips (while you’re home at least haha) to try to help open up your passage ways a bit. And eating hot soup always gets my nose running so that might help too!

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