Cough during pregnancy


The body of a woman undergoes tremendous workload during pregnancy, immunity also decreases, correspondingly, the risk of various diseases increases significantly. Moreover, future mothers are forced to spend a lot of time in polyclinics, in crowded places where it is so easy to get infected. And, if you need very little time to get infected, then the treatment will require certain efforts and time, especially, considering that most drugs during pregnancy are contraindicated. .. In particular, if it is a question of the first trimester of pregnancy, whenany drugs can negatively affect the development of the baby in the womb.

Cough during pregnancy is one of the most common ailments. Despite the seeming simplicity of this disease, a debilitating cough can bring a lot of trouble to a future mother - and this is not only discomfort, not only pain, but also a high risk of developing various complications. So, even a slight cough in the absence of treatment can rapidly develop into more serious disease

s. In addition, the muscle tension that accompanies a violent cough, with a low placenta previa, can lead to bleeding. That's why even a slight cough during pregnancy should be treated immediately to avoid the development of unpleasant complications.

So, it is much easier to get rid of cough at the time when it's just beginning - in this case, you can do without medications: the secrets of our great-grandmothers will help to forget about coughing almost immediately and without any negative consequences, both for the mother,and for the child.

One of the most effective methods of cough treatment during pregnancy is inhalation of .As a rule, any ARI begins with a dry cough, which can be calmed just by inhalation.

Inhalation is best performed with a special device - an inhaler or a nebulizer. However, if there is no special equipment at hand, you can use the handy tools: a pot( lean over a pot, covered with a towel from above) or a kettle( a tube is rolled into the tip of the kettle, rolled from a paper, you can breathe through the second end of the tube).

As the inhalation liquid can be used decoctions of potatoes, onions, garlic, various herbal decoctions. However, do not immediately throw in the pan everything that you find in your refrigerator - you need to take into account the nature of the cough, and the effect of each medicinal plant, and your possible reactions to this or that ingredient in the inhalation fluid( the possibility of developing allergies).

Ideally, before carrying out inhalations, you should consult your doctor. However, you can find general recommendations in this article.

So, if you are suffering from a dry cough, as components of the inhalation liquid you can choose thyme, lime blossom, St. John's wort, chamomile, plantain, triple leaf, sage, marshmallow. If it is a question of a wet cough, it is preferable to use decoctions from the mountaineer of snake, mother-and-stepmother, grass of Ledum, yarrow, leaves of cowberry, eucalyptus, string.

The same herbs can brew, and take the resulting herbal teas inside.

Aromatic oils have been very popular in recent years. By the way, they can also be used for inhalation. In a cup of hot water, you need to add three drops of oil( if you are using inhalations with oils for the first time, it is better to start with one or two drops), cover with a blanket or towel, and breathe in pairs for about 5-7 minutes. After the procedure, you should lie down and rest. Remember that after the inhalation procedure, the aromatic oils will continue to work for an hour, so at this time it is better not to eat anything, do not talk( or at least scream, so as not to strain the vocal cords), do not smoke, do not go outair.

Another point - if the cough is accompanied by fever, then any thermal procedures are prohibited by .In this case, the best option will be cold inhalations. You can inhale essential oils applied on a handkerchief, on a strip of paper, in an aroma lamp. Try to breathe deeply and calmly. Excellent oil, rose, pine, mint, myrtle, eucalyptus, rosemary are excellent in this case.

If the doctor has diagnosed bronchitis, then you can use oils of rosemary, lime, lavender, eucalyptus, cedar oil. You can use and balsam Asterisk( in very small quantities).

During the day, depending on the state of health, you can spend 3-6 times inhalation.

An effective way to get rid of cough is to rinse your throat. This is the ideal solution during pregnancy, when most drugs for oral intake are contraindicated. Gargle should be between meals or immediately after a meal. You can rinse up to 6 times a day. As a rinse aid, a variety of herbal preparations can be used, warm water with apple cider vinegar or soda.

Do not forget about drinking. Drinking during a cough is often necessary, a lot, a warm .An excellent option - mors, tea, milk, herbal decoctions.

By the way, about herbs. Such a known and loved by many of us cough remedy, as a licorice root, is contraindicated during pregnancy. Licorice is capable of provoking the tone of the uterus. In addition, licorice can lead to violations of water and salt balance in the body of the future mother, and as a consequence, the appearance of edema. However, some women during pregnancy quite successfully use licorice in a complex with other herbs. Everything is strictly individual.

If you do not want to waste time and energy on brewing herbs, if inhalations for some reason do not suit you, you can look at the chemist's tools for coughing. Certain medications for your indications can be prescribed by a doctor. If you go to the pharmacy yourself, without consulting with a doctor in advance, then choose only those medicines that are allowed to be used for children under 3 years old - Doctor Mom, Gedelix, Mukaltin, Bronchipret, Plantain syrup.

Well, one more important point is your diet. It turns out that a well-designed menu can greatly alleviate cough, minimize the effects of colds. So, for example, even our grandparents cough was treated. .. with mashed potatoes, which was prepared with a lot of milk. Puree helps to remove bronchospasm, treatment of both acute cough and chronic chronic.

And do not forget about preventive measures: garlic cloves and onions spread out around the apartment, a gauze bandage on your face while sitting in queues in a women's consultation will help you protect yourself from the disease. .. and then the tips given in this article will not be necessary. ..

Andin any case, it should be remembered that any disease, even such insignificant as a cough, can not be started. During pregnancy, you are responsible not only for your health, but also for the development, health of your baby, so do not be lazy - at the first signs of ailment, you must go to your doctor who will assess your condition, and recommend you the optimal for you medicinalor herbal remedies.

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