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Convulsive Cough Natural Cure
I am 5 weeks pregnant.I started having slight cough and wheezing.Is there any natural remedy for this.If i take any medicine will it affect my baby.?
Asthma!: Congratulations on your pregnancy. The medicines that we often use for cold and flu symptoms during pregnancy are considered safe, in general. I would hesitate treating this over-the-counter or with home remedies until you have seen a doctor. A cold, cough, and wheezing might be an indication of asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia. This can be worse during pregnancy. Call you doctor to be seen! ...Read more
Time: There really isn't a way to "cure" a cold because it's caused by a virus. Your body will kill it off within 7-14 days. You can help with the symptoms in many ways. Raw honey can help with cough and sore throat. Nasal saline spray or neti-pot can help with the nasal congestion symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular bedtime rout: Good sleep hygiene is the best natural cure for insomnia once other physical factors have been ruled out,with a sleep,study. Avoid overstimulation as you approach bed with a simple ritual that you create in order to help your body learn that beds are for sleeping so no TV or food allowed! A supplement that is natural and helpful as you develop this ritual is melatonin. Check with doc about dose ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus rinses help: Sinus rinses are an easy natural way to help with many sinus infections. I recommend an over the counter kit to make sure you have the right concentration of salt and ph, which is important. If you have an infection lasting for more than 7-10 days, antibiotics may help dramatically however. Go see your doctor in that case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If by natural you mean herbal or other non-western medicine supplements/meds- there isn't anything that's been proven (despite what you may hear) if by natural you mean non-pharmacologic: i recommend start-stop technique (stop as you are getting close) as well as the "squeeze" technique (you or partner squeeze the glans when you are getting close) both are quite effective behavioural methods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your body does that: The vast majority of bronchitis is caused by viral infections and will resolve on its own with or without treatment. Typical course is 7-10 days, but the cough may linger for several weeks. If no fever, or nasty/colored sputum, and symptoms are improving, no treatment needed--your body takes care of that. Otc cough syrup/mucinex may help soothing cough. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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