Coughing is an uncomfortable symptom for any human being, even more so in coughing in pregnancy that the sensitivity is on the skin, fatigue is greater and to help, there are not many options for medication to solve this situation.
Why Coughing Occurs?
Usually the cough is followed by a cold or flu and does not cause any harm to the baby, as the baby is well protected inside the uterus, but it can also be symptoms of an allergic crisis and if it persists for long days or comes with a fever, you should a doctor will be sought for consultation and more appropriate treatment.
How to Avoid Coughing in Pregnancy?
As previously reported, cough is a symptom of the flu or cold, so it is necessary to take extra care in this period , since your immune system is working in favor of pregnancy and the baby’s development, so you will be more vulnerable to the viruses and infections that are in the air.
- Drink at least 2 liters of water per day for hydration. The water, besides being rich in minerals, cleans the whole organism.
- Include as many vegetables as possible in the menu. This type of food contains antioxidants that help improve immunity.
- Reduce agitation and stress, during this period we should rest and rest as much as possible.
We always hear the phrase “pregnancy is not a disease”, it really is not, but it requires greater care because you need to be healthy and well prepared to withstand the 9 months of changes in your body. It will be 9 months of a lot of drowsiness, swelling, and discomfort in the body because a new body is being generated within itself and preparing itself every second for childbirth.
How to Treat Cough in Pregnancy?
During pregnancy we have to be alert about medications. It is not every medication that is recommended and tested for pregnant women , so only any medication should be taken, as recommended by a doctor. Any medication taken without a doctor’s prescription can compromise the baby’s health .
The drugs normally recommended for pregnant women are paracetamol and seekopan in case of pain and fever. In the case of cough in pregnancy, it is recommended to inhale with saline only and a tea of honey with lemon to calm irritation. There are also a few more homemade syrup recipes that can help relieve the discomfort of coughing during pregnancy.
Onion tea with honey – Cut a large onion into slices and let it sit for 24 hours with half a cup of sugar tea. After this period, add the juice of 2 lemons and 2 teaspoons of honey, mix, strain. Take 1 tablespoon 3 x a day.
Watercress tea with honey – Place water and watercress leaves in a pan and bring to a boil, after beating in a blender or processor, strain and add 1 cup of honey and juice of 1 lemon, store in a closed container. Take 2 tablespoons 3 x a day.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.