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Colds during pregnancy

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How do you ladies treat colds/flus during pregnancy? Especially in the first trimester when you're not supposed to take any over the counter medication.

 

Right now, DP and I would both like to drill out our sinus cavities, which is also apparently not advised during...ever. :P

post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by JynxGirl View Post

How do you ladies treat colds/flus during pregnancy? Especially in the first trimester when you're not supposed to take any over the counter medication.

 

Right now, DP and I would both like to drill out our sinus cavities, which is also apparently not advised during...ever. :P


Neti pot.  It's a lifesaver during pregnancy. 

 

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Originally Posted by Lisoula View Post

Neti pot.  It's a lifesaver during pregnancy. 

 



yes!  netti pot, and sambucos or sambucol. Raw garlic if you can stomach it, and tea with honey and lemmon.

 

Funny at first when I read this thread I thought it was about being cold during pregnancy!  My littlest one had a cold and a slight fever with it, and I have been freezing!  Like chills type freezing.  It has also cooled off a lot here, and I am still wearing sandals and haven't turned on the heater... so maybe I am just cold.  But I thought I might be feverish, too.  I've never been so cold during pregnacy.  Usually I am too hot! 

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You know, I couldn't ever get the hang of the neti pot. But right near it at Walgreens is a little squeezy bottle sinus wash -- same idea, different mechanism for getting the saline stuff into your sinuses. So if you are neti-pot impaired like me, that's an option too.

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My worst ear infection ever was caused by a neti pot.  I tend to blow an eardrum at least once a year but my primary care doctor caught my annual sinus extravaganza during a checkup for something else this summer, so hopefully I will skip this year.  I am going to go to the dr. for every cold until this kid is born.  Most colds go away on their own and chances are my dr. will tell me to take some naps and make chicken soup, but I am not risking respiratory infections.  Pregnancy makes me super-congested every time, though, and I am eating spicy food to manage that.  I love the feeling of hot, hot tortilla soup when I have a cold.  Ginger and peppers will be on the menu all fall.

post #6 of 8
I do elderberry syrup (I make mine, but you cam buy sambucol or sambucus in stores), high dose vit c, cod liver oil, garlic lemonade, lots of bone broth, and colloidal silver.
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Originally Posted by Rikki Jean View Post

I do elderberry syrup (I make mine, but you cam buy sambucol or sambucus in stores), high dose vit c, cod liver oil, garlic lemonade, lots of bone broth, and colloidal silver.


Rikki, how do you make you own?  We can jams and syrups, so I don't think it would be much different then that--but just making sure to pick the elderberries ripe?  Do you grow your own?  I would love to make this for a gift for Christmas!

 

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Originally Posted by layne View Post

  Pregnancy makes me super-congested every time, though, and I am eating spicy food to manage that.  I love the feeling of hot, hot tortilla soup when I have a cold.  Ginger and peppers will be on the menu all fall.


YES! I make spicy tortilla soup too! 

 

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