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Literally Came Out Of Nowhere!!!

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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 Alaska Time = 4am WAY too early for me to be up!!!! okay, so I fell asleep last night on the couch for about an hour at 9, woke up and all of a sudden I have a HORRIBLE sore throat!! Before I fell alseep I felt fine! Perfecct actually. I don't have any cold medicine, so I just went up stairs and went to bed. Well then I wokep up at 1 and couldn't swollow AT ALL. So I called Matt at work and asked him to pick up some cough drops on his way home from work, and went back to bed...kind of. It has just gotten worse. I finally mustered up the energy to walk down stairs for some hot tea, but it isn't going to help if I can't swallow it.

Does anyone know cold meds that are okay to take when preggers? I am going to have to go and get some when Matt gets home

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by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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paulsgirl1297
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 8:35 AM
I took plain robitussin and benadryl. I think you can take plain sudafed but not sure and tylenol is safe too. If you like hot tea its very soothing for a sore throat with honey and lemon. You can gargle with salt water too or listerine to help kill the germs. Hope ya feel better soon and remember if ya have a fever to call the Dr as soon as possible
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meam4444
by Emerald Member on Sep. 28, 2010 at 10:56 AM

I dont.  My mom has always sworn by hot water, lemon and honey.  I usually take warm showers to help.  I hope you feel better!!!

angelbaby053099
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 10:58 AM

Honey isn't great while your pregnant but the hot/warm tea with lemon definitely works... if you can't swallow it you can try gargling with it... it'll loosen up your throat enough to drink.

Quoting meam4444:

I dont.  My mom has always sworn by hot water, lemon and honey.  I usually take warm showers to help.  I hope you feel better!!!


housefullofkidz
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 11:24 AM

 I am taking tylenol cold right now.  I have a chest cold.  It hurts to breath and Tylenol seems to help a bit.

i.love.my.life
by Bronze Member on Sep. 28, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Tylenol cold is fine to take as long as it isnt the "plus" version.  Honey is perfectly safe to eat during pregnancy, so hot tea with lemon and honey is a great idea.  Are you sure its not strep throat?

CassieH
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 11:34 AM

You can take anything that doesn't have a decongestant.  I was sick last week (thought it was strep, but it wasn't) with your same symptoms, and I took the Blue liquid Tylenol Sore Throat.  Be careful though, one of them (Tylenol Cold) DOES have the decongestant (Phenylephrine HCL) which isn't good for baby. Feel better!!

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