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bronchitis while pregnant

I'm about4 to 5 weeks pregnant and I have bronchitis I haven't been feeling well for about 3 days today was my first day on antibiotics I've been coughing a lot could that hurt the baby? And I've been very weak and my whole body is soar I'm assuming this is bec of pregnancy and bronchitis. Is there anything I can take or do that will help my body and get a little energy? I've been taking tylenol but I don't want to take to much, thank u so much for the help

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Asked by bxmommy2be at 11:50 PM on Jan. 30, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • 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:


    Answer by rkoloms at 11:55 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Get some Elderberry syrup. The FDA criticized the manufacturer of Tamiflu for "overstatement" of claims of efficacy, since blind studies comparing it to a placebo only resulted in a 1.3 day difference. A study on Sambucol (Elderberry) found a 3-4 day difference in duration of symptoms.
    Most important, stay well hydrated!
    I always make miso soup when someone is sick
    Morning miso
    2 cups veg. broth
    2 cups hot water
    4 Tbsp. miso
    1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated
    1/2 cup diced firm tofu
    3 Tbsp. thinly sliced scallion greens
    1/2 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
    I have substituted onion for the scallions, and left out the mushrooms. I have also added some thinly sliced chinese cabbage, because I happened to have it.)


    Answer by rkoloms at 11:56 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Pour the veg. broth and 1 cup of water into medium saucepan. In separate bowl, dissolve the miso in the remaining 1 cup water. Mix well and add to saucepan. Add the ginger root and mushrooms and heat until simmering (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in
    the tofu and scallions. (If adding other veg. like onion or cabbage, you'll want to simmer until they are tender before adding tofu.)

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:56 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Ha the exact same thing happened to me. In fact when I went in for my very first appt. after my positive home pregnancy test they didn't even know I was there because I was pregnant because I was so sick! You'll be okay though. The baby is still so small you won't hurt anything by coughing. Tylenol is your best bet though....and lots of REST!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • I had the same thing just do as the dr told you things will be fine. Dont do ANY home " remedies" that ANYONE suggests on here without talking to your dr. As much as rkoloms likes to pretend she is not a dr.
    I also had larengitius SP??? along withthe bronchitis. They should be able to give you a stronger pain pill that is safe for baby even . I had something but for the life of me cant think of what it was. Good luck hun I hope you feel better.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:42 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

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