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Pregnant women have a cold, cough: How's this?

Updated on June 24, 2016

The prevention and treatment of cold cough pregnancy is essential and extremely important.
For those who are preparing mothers, influenza is actually an attack "nightmare". When pregnant mothers have a cold, the fetus at risk of facing a series of serious problems especially in the early months of pregnancy such as birth defects, miscarriages or premature births etc ... Also, sneezing, running nose, headache pain etc ..., the typical symptoms of the flu will make pregnant women more tired, exhausted. Therefore, the prevention and treatment of influenza during pregnancy is essential and extremely important.

The cause runny nose, nasal congestion and cough during pregnancy

During pregnancy, estrogen levels rise, increasing blood flow throughout the body leading to increased secretion of mucus makes the airways narrow, easy symptoms appear stuffy nose, runny nose. If pregnancy is not treated in time, this is an opportunity for the virus, invading bacteria cause colds, respiratory infections manifested cough (dry cough or cough with phlegm), fever.

Besides, the hormonal changes during pregnancy as well as immunodeficiency. Accordingly, pregnant women prone to infectious bacteria or viruses from the environment or from those around him. Sudden weather changes from sunny to rain, the temperature changed from the street into the freezer and back makes this risk increases. So with a cold, pregnant women need to do?

As soon as signs of incipient cough, runny nose pregnant women should take some herbs, such as blueberries, ginger, honey ... to the left, down a runny nose, prevent disease progression.

If you have symptoms such as fever, chills and body fatigue associated body aches, then the mother should go to the doctor. In this case the doctor will be the best advice after examination and necessary tests.

The third principle is also very important not arbitrarily use any medication. All medicines can have side effects lead to miscarriage, malformation pregnancy, toxemia ... if used incorrectly specified, dosages. Hydrated drugs, topical treatment is not really safe because a small percentage of drugs are absorbed into the blood and passes through the placenta to the fetus.

How to treat pregnant women with flu folk methods without using drugs

In the incipient stages cough, runny nose pregnant women can apply some folk remedies are generally safe, does not affect the fetus in the womb.

Blue blueberries, honey

Quat composed mainly pectin, vitamin C, sugars, organic acids. Kumquat fruits are sour, slightly sweet, aromatic, neutral, just thirsty work, reduce coughing. Honey sweetness, calculated average in 5 of interest rules, scrap, spleen, taste, colon, there is heat effect, detoxification. The US study showed antitussive effect of honey outperformed dextromethorphan.

The mother bought a little green kumquat peel (about 10 results), about brined washed and halved fruit knife whipped out (to the shell it), then put into small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of honey (can instead of sugar) and steamed rice into the pot when boiling. When blueberries are warm, the "sipping" some small spoon, one day several times ate cough and sore throat will go away very fast.

Ginger, lemon and honey

Essences of ginger essential oils, fats. Spicy, slightly moderate calculation, at 3 economic waste, and your spleen. Using do vomit, sputum, used in folk ginger aids digestion, used in cases of anorexia, flu, welding room.

Take 1 teaspoon of ginger juice and 1 teaspoon of honey mixed together. Then, the mother eat ginger juice mixture and honey, then drink a cup of hot milk to relieve cough and throat problems offline. Also, the mother can use ½ cup of warm water, add 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon of ginger juice. Stir up and small sips. 3 times a day will reduce the sore throat quickly.

Drinking lemon basil leaves

- Lemon basil leaves (also called frequency thick leaves), with essential oils which are essential components cavaron except phlegm effect, very good disinfection should be used to cure colds, cough, sore throat treatment.

- Option 1: Farewell to put basil leaves, then mixed with 10 ml of boiling water, let soak, then decant water, drink 2 times day.

- Method 2: 10-15 lemon basil leaves, 4 blue and brown sugar cranberry fruit. Rinse the blueberries and green lemon basil leaves, add a blender puree then add just enough of sugar candy, steamed for about 20 minutes. Continuous drinking 2 times / day until the cold.

Preventing cough nasal congestion runny nose for pregnant women:

- To prevent the flu for pregnant mothers should eat plenty of fruits positively rich in vitamin C, drink plenty of water, personal hygiene clean. You can gargle with salt water often. Drink plenty of water to thin mucus and toxins. Add ginger honey drink water or hot lemon.

- Avoid contact with people with colds because pregnant women have the highest risk of infection.

- While you sleep stuffy precaution is not illuminated by a fan in the face, took a thin towel placed on the neck. Nasal drops investigation.

- Influenza vaccination before becoming pregnant.

- Avoid moving (going away) during pregnancy because moving more also increases the risk of exposure to pathogens.

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