20 weeks pregnant mother

Question: hi I m 20weeks pregnant & I m suffering from cough and cold. pls suggest any remedy.

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Answer: If you get a cold or a cough, try treating it by doing the following: • Place a humidifier in your room, keep your head elevated on your pillow while resting. • Drink warm tea, or gargle with warm salt water. • Besides that take proper rest & sleep, drink plenty of fluids & increase intake of Vitamin C as it boosts immunity • You can also count on home remedies like – a) Kaada made of tulsi, honey, adrak, b) Take mild steam c) increase intake of garlic as it acts like a powerhouse against the cold during pregnancy! It is best to reduce the number of over-the-counter medications you take. Many medications you normally would use to treat the symptoms of your cold are not safe to take during your pregnancy
Answer: Warm, salt-water gargles help by drawing out the mucus and reducing the painful swelling in the throat. Salt also quells the itching sensation in the throat. Nasal strips These sticky tabs gently help to open up nasal passages so that you can breathe easier. Drink plenty of water  It is important to stay hydrated as some common cold symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose can cause slight dehydration. Avoid drinks with caffeine as they may dehydrate you. Honey and lemon Hot water with honey and lemon can work miracles. Honey soothes your throat and the vitamin C in the lemon boosts the immune system.  Ginger juice helps relieve the pain.
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