A 25-year-old female asked:
what's recommended if i catch a cold or flu while pregnant? is there anything in particular i should take or do?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Safe tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Can use tylenol (acetaminophen). Rest !
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I'm 11weeks pregnant and have a bad cold what can I take?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
CALL YOUR OB: That is their job to take care of you, if it is just a cold for my patients i tell them they can take tylenol( no asa or Motrin or advil !) plain robitussin, plain Claritin (loratadine) to dry sinuses and extra vit c but you need to vall your OB to see what your OB wants you to take.
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Last updated Oct 7, 2013
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