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I have a cold and feel yucky, other than Tylenol and Sudafed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> , does anyone know of any natural remedies I can take in the first trimester?<br>
I would usually take a bunch of Vitamin C but I read that too much of vitamin C can be harmful to the embryo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Well, tylenol and sudafed aren't really remedies, they are to help deal with the symptoms.<br><br>
What kind of a cold is it? I like to make up some Chamomille tea and put a lot of lemon in it, with honey to sweeten.<br><br>
Homemade chicken soup is always helpful... if you're stuffy, you could add some red pepper or something else spicy to decongest.<br><br>
Plenty of rest and fluids, you know, all that stuff your grandma told you to do... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I can't spell it, but echanacia is supposed to be safe, and great at boosting your immune system. Though I don't know if it is as effective if you take it after you already have the virus.
 

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Brisen, i was advised the opposite when i caught a cold while pg with DS: not to take chamomile or echinacea...<br><br>
i hooked up a vaporiser in my room at night and popped fisherman's friend throughout the day. both helped immensly
 

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I had heard that during the first trimester it would be best to stay away from chamomile and echinacea.<br>
I have a humidifier going at night, and I will try the chicken soup tonight. I just feel so crappy and I am at work so it makes it work, since I can't really rest.<br>
Thank you for all the suggestions so far.
 
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