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it's been 4 days. i need to get over this cold now!!!

please help. i'm almost 9 months pregnant. never ever got sick before i was pregnant and then my immune system went down the gutter when i got pregnant. i've actually been feeling pretty well for the last 6 months but wednesday i had to go to the dmv to renew my license and i ended up sitting there for 3 hours in a crowded dmv and the next morning i was sick as all hell. it feels a lot worse cause it's summer and i'm almost about to pop. i've been taking echinacea and vitamin c and drinking fluids but i don't feel like i'm getting better. i know it's just a cold but it's something i just can't deal with on top of being almost 9 months pregnant in 90 degree heat and humidity. how do i get better faster?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:45 AM on Jun. 20, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i am the same way go take a warm bath and get a warm rag on ur forhead and eyes for 1 hr it helps a lot plus lay on ur right side at night

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:09 AM on Jun. 20, 2010

  • Alcohol, meat, dairy, highly processed foods like white sugar and white flour all weaken the immune system. Foods that build up the immune system include: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Adequate sleep; lots of water, and echineacea will all help build the immune system.
    I had been resisting supplementing with probiotics until I read this:
    With all the hype about the upcoming flu epidemic, and the pros and cons of vaccination, how can we protect our children and ourselves?
    According to the results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study reported in the August issue of PEDIATRICS, probiotics may be useful to prevent cold and influenza-like symptoms in children.
    Read the rest of the article here:

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:07 AM on Jun. 20, 2010

  • It may be more than what you can handle on your own such as a bacterial infection. Also uhm I highly doubt her being pregnant that she is using alcohol at all...Call your OB and ask him/her how you can handle this and what they think would work best that you could take to shake this. Good luck.

    Answer by carmadsmom at 11:47 AM on Jun. 20, 2010

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