Question: Hi doctor...I'm 13 weeks pregnant now and have severe cough for about 1 month...sputum test were done but negative result...here the climate is very cold always...
Answer: hi dear!
you can try taking cherry cough syrup or robitussin dear. it works for the cold as well. but do consult with your doctor before taking it dear. and dont worry it will be fine
Question: Hello doctor, I am 18 weeks pregnant and i am having bad cough due to allergy. Since it was severe, was on antibiotic for 3 days. Still cough hasn't reduced. What am i supposed to do now?
Answer: There are many effective, safe, and natural remedies for cough and cold during pregnancy, many of which can be used during a flu as well. Here is a list of things you can keep on hand in case you become sick:
Garlic – Part of the onion family, garlic is a powerhouse against the cold during pregnancy! During pregnancy, it’s best to consume 1 crushed, raw garlic clove with each meal. If your cold is acute, you could increase your garlic consumption to 1 crushed, raw clove per every 2-3 hours. I like to smear in raw honey for taste and added benefits.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Raw preferably. ACV alkalinizes the body and most illnesses can’t thrive in alkaline environments. It also contains good bacteria which helps to fight of infection.
Mix 1-2 tablespoons of ACV into water or tea and drink 3 times a day.
Gargle with ACV OR warm water with salt and turmeric to soothe a sore throat.
Honey – raw, local honey is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic. Take 1 tsp., three times a day
Onion – raw onion has phytochemicals that help keep the respiratory tract open. You can make a black bean or beef burger and top with lots of onions and mustard.
Clear, unsweetened liquids – Dehydration is more of a concern in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women so being diligent about staying hydrated is important. Homemade lemonade, bone broth, herbal teas, coconut water and this special electrolyte drink are all fantastic. Stay away from caffeine as this can further dehydrate you.
Homemade chicken soup – take your bone broth and cook in a pot with onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms, parsley and cut up chicken. Add sea salt for taste and mineral boost.
Warm salt water – use as a gargle for a sore throat or with a neti pot for congestion.
High quality probiotic – supports general health and good immune response. I like this one best.
The following herbs can be helpful for cold symptoms but should only be used in food/beverages and not in concentrated supplement form.
Cayenne powder – antimicrobial, analgesic, and expectorant.
Garlic – antiviral, antibiotic, and antiseptic.
Ginger – antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Good for upset tummy.
Thyme (Ajwain ke fool) – antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant, and astringent. Great for respiratory infections, coughs, and upset tummy.
Cinnamon – antiviral, and antibiotic.
Hope this helps.
Question: Hi I am 5 weeks pregnant, I was having loose motion. So on consultation of doctor I was provided tablet and now I am having constipation from 3 days, is this normal? What remedies should be taken to become normal.
Answer: Hello dear. Getting constipated during early pregnancy is actually normal due to high levels of progesterone. Some of my own tried and tested tips for gas during my pregnancy will be to
Try smaller, more frequent meals, to include Exercise in your daily routine, make sure to Drink plenty of water, Watch what food you eat, Avoid artificial sweeteners, carbonated drinks and fatty fried foods, Under situations of severe gas, a small piece of jaggery will help relieve it. Based on my personal experience as nothing worked for me in 8th month and this remedy helped, Having green leafy veges and fruits and also Fiber intake should be increased more of salads with lunch and dinner will help. Morning breakfast you can have with oats to help in constipation.
Hope this helps