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I am pregnant and suffering from severe cold, cough and mild fever. Taking tylenol gives little relief. Does anyone know other remedies apart from taking medicines?

 
Silky24

Asked by Silky24 at 2:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • cont'd ... since they burden the liver and slow down the purifying process which a fever is. The HOT water advice is very good - drinking your teas hot boosts your body's efforts. We raised 3 children and didn't ever use medications for any of their illnesses. (When our daughter got braces at 15, she DID use Advil ! )

    Check out Dr. Philip Incao's website - he has a couple of detailed articles about taking care of a cold or fever. Take advantage of this bout of illness to learn ways to help - you'll be nursing your child through colds, etc. and it'll be good to know nursing tricks.

    PS Daughter's orthodontist said that inadequate jaw development in utero, from not enough calcium during the pregnancy, is the recognized cause of needing braces. Take Calciodoron to ensure calcium absorption. Get it at Weleda, Inc.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:56 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Saline drops in your nose. Steam from a shower, humidifier...
    LovinMyMikayla

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 2:56 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • I would try a little bit of baby vicks just under your nose. This will help little with the congestion.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 3:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • well if you have a sore throat- take half a package of lemon or orange jello and add it to HOT water.
    it tastes ok and help ease the pain.
    maiahlynn

    Answer by maiahlynn at 3:12 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • 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)
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:46 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • for your fever, you can use a cold damp towel on your head... it should cool down your temperature or if you dont want to do that, then make sure you have a cold bottle of water next to you at night and drink it... also... bundle yourself up so you sweat out your cold. that's what i did...
    teddybear88

    Answer by teddybear88 at 3:51 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Thanks ladies!! thanks for all ur tips.
    Silky24

    Answer by Silky24 at 8:52 PM on Feb. 13, 2009