I have a horrible cold, not the flu or anything. Just a bad headache, really bad stuffy runny nose and a cough.. I was wondering what you ladies think is safe to take during pregnancy?
NO BASHING *Please don't tell me to call my doctor! Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Pregnancy
Answer by erika_wright at 6:23 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Answer by redderbedder at 7:10 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
Avoid dairy while you are sick – it can increase the amount of mucus your body produces. Peppermint tea is great! Peppermint is a natural decongestant; just be sure that peppermint is the only ingredient. Honey (antibacterial) and cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory) is the best cough syrup.throat soother. Emergen-C will help you stay hydrated and give you an energy boost; be sure to mix it with cold water. The lowest price is at Trader Joes, though it is sold just about everywhere (Target, Walgreens, etc.). I am a big believer in the power of foods. This healing foods pyramid from the University of Michigan is great: http://www.med.umich.edu/umim/food-pyramid/index.htm
Answer by rkoloms at 8:35 AM on Jan. 6, 2010