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post #1 of 9
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I am almost ten weeks pregnant, and i have come down with a cold. is there anything out there that could possibly help me, without hurting the baby?

post #2 of 9
I swear by Olbas oil pregnancy or not. And drinking gallons of tea made out of ginger root.
post #3 of 9
Wish Garden herbals makes a whole line of tinctures for pregnancy, I used the immune one last week and kicked a cold in 3 days.
Edited by askew - 1/29/13 at 3:29pm
post #4 of 9

Lots of fluids, neti pot for congestion/sinus issues, raw honey for a cough.
 

post #5 of 9

Raw and unfiltered honey and garlic are great. Elderberry syrup is supposed to be great too and is safe for pregnancy.

post #6 of 9
I was really congested last week, so I took the supplement N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) for a few days and it really loosened everything up. It's a pretty safe amino acid that has a lot of uses. It worked great for me!
post #7 of 9
Hit the vitamin C hard! Your body can process about 1 gram per hour, so take a lot and often with big glasses of water. You can't overdose; if you start getting gassy, you've probably hit your maximum absorption, but you'll just pee any un absorbed amount out. Also, your tolerance will be much higher when you're sick. It's amazing how quickly it can bring you back from the brink. And I second the neti pot! Also, for instant relief, try a few drops of peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball wiped under your nose. Feels and smells great.

For cough relief, mix a few drops eucalyptus essential oil with about 1 tbsp olive oil or unscented lotion and rub into the soles of your feet and apply thick socks. I swear it works! (And makes your feet soft!)
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Hit the vitamin C hard! Your body can process about 1 gram per hour, so take a lot and often with big glasses of water. You can't overdose; if you start getting gassy, you've probably hit your maximum absorption, but you'll just pee any un absorbed amount out. Also, your tolerance will be much higher when you're sick. It's amazing how quickly it can bring you back from the brink. And I second the neti pot! Also, for instant relief, try a few drops of peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball wiped under your nose. Feels and smells great.

For cough relief, mix a few drops eucalyptus essential oil with about 1 tbsp olive oil or unscented lotion and rub into the soles of your feet and apply thick socks. I swear it works! (And makes your feet soft!)


Make sure its a whole vit. C supplement.  The one that says ascorbic acid, will actually deplete your vit. C after it fuses with the other things necessary to process it that aren't in the supplement.  I just learned about this and a whole slew of vitamin supplements that are out in the market like vit. E.  They are cheap to make because it is using on a fraction of the whole food that is required to to actually make it a "supplement." 

 

I second the tinctures that are for pregnancy.  They always help me too.

post #9 of 9
Probiotics? I'm not sure if they are safe during pregnancy but they sure help boost immunity in general!

There are also lots of safe homeopathic remedies out there....you could ask at your local whole foods/health store.
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