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A 35-year-old female asked:

I feel like i have a cold and am 8 weeks preganant. can i drink hot water with fresh lemon and ginger? my nose is also blocked - what can i take?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes you can: An adult can chew 1/4th ounce of raw ginger to decrease nausea but should not exceed 4 grams/day. Place thin slivers of fresh organic ginger in tea pot with boiling water – steep for 5 minutes & then slowly sip. Adding 1 TS of buckwheat honey & fresh lemon will make it more effective. Congestionsaline nose drops or neti pot. Be well.
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