Emergen-C is great because it is a special form of Vit. C: a natural form which is already combined with minerals the way vit.C occurs in our liver, instead of the ascorbic acid form which can be hard on the stomach in large doses. It also has a nice cocktail of other vitamins and minerals which boost energy and immune system function. I like the MSM Lite type, because MSM helps colds, too !
Other nursing knowledge: keep a hat & socks on to avoid losing any warmth from your body. At times during the day when the fever is up, take these off as long as you don't let your body get chilled. Drink lots, especially herb teas - coltsfoot, nettle; thyme is good for the lungs. Rest and sleep are extremely helpful - your body is already working hard building a baby, and now it's doing double duty with this inner housecleaning. Avoid any sugar or white flour foods (they feed the germs), and avoid proteins/fats/oils since (cont'd)
at 3:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2009