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Help please , 5 weeks pregnant severe cough

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Help please, I have severe cough, cold and I can’t bare the pain . I don’t know weather it’s recommended to take any tablets now , help please

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There’s not much that can be taken in the first trimester- I took paracetamol but not until second trimester, which I think is what is recommended (someone will correct me if I’m wrong). The only thing you can do is do all of the natural home remedies- steam shower to clear the chest, honey and lemon hot drink, water and plenty of rest. Feel better soon- remember that your body will be hit harder by bugs etc so be kind to yourself (it’s a lesson I’m learning as I’m in bed on Christmas Day with a stinker of a cold and sore throat).

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luv2017 in reply to beckyblack

Aww ok I am just drinking ginger and lemon tea for the past 3 days , but it’s nothing better and my stomach hurts when I cough . I control myself not to cough which I can’t . I also have sore throat and pain is horrible when I swallow . I am just worried when I cough as my stomach hurts and anything might happen to baby ..

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beckyblack in reply to luv2017

Try holding your belly when you cough maybe? Baby is well cushioned so should be ok. Ice cream, sorbet or ice cubes for the sore throat? Soothers I think are ok for sore throats and pregnancy if that will help. It depends on whether you have morning sickness and can tolerate any of those. You will get through it.

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luv2017 in reply to beckyblack

Ok thanks for that . I don’t have any morning sickness as of now .. but I am just hungry all the times , neck pain , and don’t like to eat healthy stuffs and craving for something spicy 😭. I think I should get used with the body ..

You can have paracetamol in the first trimester too but that's pretty much it

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luv2017 in reply to roxannacar

Ya okie thanks , I took one but that does not help and am scared to take other ..

I swear by warm black currant and paracetamol, works everytime with me. unless you need antibiotics then itll continue been painful. hope this helps.

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luv2017 in reply to mammytothree

Black currant??? Sorry what’s that ?? Paracetamol does not help , I have sore throat and cough and the pain is horrible.

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mammytothree in reply to luv2017

black currant juice and theres nothing else you can take

I have the same, I'm 26 weeks. I have been taking paracetamol to bring down my temperatue and just bought Vix vape rub. I know it shouldn't affect baby but I do worry as well. I've coughing so much I'm making myself sick. Just trying to rest, wrap up and take baths. Fingers crossed we feel better soon.

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luv2017 in reply to sweetilemon

Oh ya it’s horrible , I really get scared when I cough and I am just holding my belly . I should get Vix vape rub . Thanks for that .. I am scared to take paracetamol also .. I don’t know when this will get over , it’s been more than 3 days . I usually have more than week if I get cough .

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sweetilemon in reply to luv2017

I had just got over one then got this. Have you had the flu jab?

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luv2017 in reply to sweetilemon

Flu jab ?? Sorry what’s that ??

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sweetilemon in reply to luv2017

The flu vaccination to prevent you getting the flu. It's recommendedin pregnancy, check with your doctor if you can get it early. Don't think you'd be able to get it when ill though xx

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luv2017 in reply to sweetilemon

Aww ok will ask . Thanks for that .

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